A data chart image of Access to retirement and medical benefits by occupation, March 2015

Access to retirement and medical benefits by occupation, March 2015

July 28, 2015

Retirement benefits were available to 66 percent of private industry workers in the United States in March 2015. Access to benefits differed among some occupational groups. Among workers in management, professional, and related occupations in private industry, 80 percent had access to retirement benefits—compared with 39 percent in service occupations.

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July 27, 2015

A data chart image of Rhode Island unemployment declines 1.8 percentage points over the year ended in June 2015

Rhode Island unemployment declines 1.8 percentage points over the year ended in June 2015

Over the June 2014–June 2015 period, 24 states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines. The largest declines occurred in Rhode Island (−1.8 percentage points), followed by Michigan (−1.6 percentage points) and Oregon (−1.5 percentage points).

July 24, 2015

A data chart image of California, Texas, and Florida have largest over-the-year employment increases, June 2015

California, Texas, and Florida have largest over-the-year employment increases, June 2015

From June 2014 to June 2015, 34 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest increases occurred in California (461,900), Texas (269,900) and Florida (266,200).

July 23, 2015

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Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $801 in the second quarter of 2015. Women had median usual weekly earnings of $726, or 81.9 percent of the $886 median for men.

July 22, 2015

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Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.7 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in a 1.8-percent increase in real average weekly earnings.

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