A data chart image of Highest fatal injury rate (22.2 per 100,000) in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2013

Highest fatal injury rate (22.2 per 100,000) in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, 2013

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.

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September 12, 2014

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Employer costs for employee compensation, June 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

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Majority of components of household spending decreased in 2013

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

A data chart image of Job openings rate 3.3 percent, July 2014

Job openings rate 3.3 percent, July 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

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Labor force participation rate, at 62.8 percent, changed little in August 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.

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