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.read full article »
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July 27, 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
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
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
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.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
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.