May 29, 2015
From April 2014 to April 2015, 37 states had statistically significant changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest percentage increases occurred in Utah (4.0 percent), Florida (3.6 percent), and Washington (3.6 percent).read full article »
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May 28, 2015
Foreign-born workers represented 16.5 percent of the U.S. labor force in 2014, up from 14.8 percent in 2005. Foreign-born men accounted for 9.6 percent of the labor force, compared with 8.9 percent in 2005. Foreign-born women represented 6.9 percent of the labor force, up from 5.9 percent in 2005.
May 27, 2015
From April 2014 to April 2015, real average hourly earnings increased by 2.3 percent, seasonally adjusted. Real weekly earnings also increased by 2.3 percent over the past year, while the average workweek was unchanged.
May 26, 2015
From April 2014 to April 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.2 percent. This represents a slightly larger decrease than the 0.1-percent decline for the 12 months ending in March. The decline was driven by the energy index, which fell 19.4 percent over the last 12 months. All the major energy components declined except electricity.
May 22, 2015
Among employed veterans age 18 or older, the most common occupations for men are professional and related; management, business, and financial operations; and service occupations. These three groups accounted for nearly 50 percent of all employed men who previously served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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.