February 12, 2016
Valentine’s Day comes this weekend. Many shoppers will seek sweets for the sweet—the traditional gifts of flowers, candy, wine, or jewelry and the accompanying Valentine’s Day cards. They may find that there are fewer brick-and-mortar shops selling these gift items than in years past, but the number of businesses offering online shopping is larger than ever.read full article »
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February 11, 2016
The union membership rate—the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions—was 11.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from 2014. From 2014 to 2015, union membership rates increased in 24 states and the District of Columbia, declined in 23 states, and were unchanged in 3 states.
February 10, 2016
Unemployment rates were lower in December 2015 than they were a year earlier in 296 of the 387 U.S. metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 12 areas.
February 09, 2016
Wage and salary workers in the construction industry had an unemployment rate of 8.5 percent in January 2016. This was 3.2 percentage points higher than the rate for all private nonagricultural wage and salary workers (5.3 percent). The unemployment rate for construction has decreased by 16.2 percentage points since January 2010.
February 08, 2016
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in private educational services, transportation and warehousing, and mining.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.