June 24, 2016
In 2015, 17.5 percent of people with a disability were employed. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability was 65.0 percent. The employment-population ratio for people with a disability edged up in 2015, and the ratio for people without a disability continued to increase.read full article »
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June 23, 2016
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant unemployment rate decreases from May 2015 to May 2016. The largest declines were in Tennessee (–1.7 percentage points) and Arkansas (–1.6 points). The only significant over-the-year rate increases occurred in Wyoming (+1.4 percentage points) and North Dakota (+0.4 point).
June 22, 2016
Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant increases in nonfarm employment from May 2015 to May 2016. The largest percentage gains were in Oregon (3.4 percent) and Utah (3.3 percent), followed by Florida, Idaho, and Washington (3.2 percent each). The largest job gains occurred in California (440,300), Florida (253,900), and Texas (171,800).
June 21, 2016
Real (adjusted for inflation) average hourly earnings increased 1.4 percent from May 2015 to May 2016. Before adjusting for inflation, average hourly earnings increased 2.5 percent over the 12 months ended in May 2016. Over the same period, the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U), which is used to calculate real hourly earnings, increased 1.1 percent.
June 20, 2016
The Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers rose 1.0 percent from May 2015 to May 2016. Over that same period, prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent. The food index rose 0.7 percent over the past year, with the index for food at home declining 0.7 percent and the index for food away from home rising 2.6 percent. The energy index declined 10.1 percent from May 2015 to May 2016, with prices for all major energy categories falling during that period.
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