September 15, 2014
The overall fatal work injury rate for U.S. workers in 2013 was 3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry recorded the highest fatal injury rate of any industry, at 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 FTE workers.read full article »
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September 12, 2014
In June 2014, the average cost per hour worked for employee compensation among private industry employers varied considerably by major occupational group. In management, professional, and related occupations, for example, employers spent an average of $53.52 per hour worked ($37.20 for wages and salaries and $16.33 for benefits), while in service occupations, employer costs were $14.10 per hour ($10.72 for wages and salaries and $3.39 for benefits).
September 11, 2014
From 2012 to 2013, most of the major components of household spending decreased. The largest declines occurred in the all other expenditures component (-8.2 percent). This category includes alcoholic beverages, education, miscellaneous, personal care products, reading, and tobacco products, all of which showed decreases.
September 10, 2014
In July 2014, the job openings rate was 3.3 percent and the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, little changed from the previous month when the rates were 3.3 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively. A year earlier, in July 2013, the job openings rate was 2.7 percent and the unemployment rate 7.3 percent.
September 09, 2014
In August 2014, the civilian labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, changed little and has been essentially unchanged since April. The employment-population ratio—the ratio of employed persons to the civilian noninstitutional population—was 59.0 percent for the third consecutive month but is up by 0.4 percentage point from August 2013.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.