A data chart image of Gain of 231,000 jobs at firms with 250 or more employees in third quarter of 2015

Gain of 231,000 jobs at firms with 250 or more employees in third quarter of 2015

May 03, 2016

In the third quarter of 2015, firms with 1 to 49 employees had a net employment gain of 97,000, resulting from a gain of 3.0 million jobs and a loss of 2.9 million. Firms with 50 to 249 employees had a net employment gain of 66,000, the difference between a gain of roughly 1.0 million and a loss of slightly less than that number. In firms with 250 or more employees, a gain of 1.8 million was offset by a loss of 1.6 million, resulting in a net employment gain of 231,000.

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Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses, 1976–2014

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Fatal injuries in U.S. workplaces rise in 2014

Workers' Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, honors workers killed, injured, or made ill at work. In 2014, 4,821 workers in the United States died from an injury suffered at work, the highest figure since 2008. A worker died every 2 hours in the United States from a workplace injury in 2014.

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A data chart image of 42,480 work injuries involved ice, sleet, or snow in 2014

42,480 work injuries involved ice, sleet, or snow in 2014

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