July 01, 2016
For the year ended May 2016, 311 metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 70 had decreases, and 6 had no change. The largest over-the-year percentage gain in employment occurred in St. George, Utah (+7.1 percent), followed by Madera, California, and State College, Pennsylvania. (+6.7 percent each).read full article »
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June 30, 2016
85 percent of women, 67 percent of men, spent time doing household activities on average day in 2015
On a typical day in 2015, people in the United States age 15 and over spent, on average, 8.8 hours sleeping, 5.2 hours doing leisure and sports activities, 3.5 hours working or doing work-related activities, and 1.8 hours doing household activities. They spent the remaining 4.7 hours doing a variety of other activities, including eating and drinking, attending school, and shopping.
June 29, 2016
Manufacturing sector multifactor productivity decreased at a 1.0-percent annual rate in 2014, the third decline in four years. The 2014 decrease followed a 0.1-percent increase in 2013.
June 28, 2016
On average, wages and salaries were 77.6 percent of U.S. household income before taxes in 2014. Wages and salaries for those ages 25 to 34 were 92.2 percent of income before taxes, the highest share among household age groups. Those age 75 and older had the lowest share (14.9 percent).
June 27, 2016
In 2014, 67 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred during the hours of 8:01 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Of the injuries and illnesses during these hours, 331,390 occurred in morning hours, and 249,890 occurred in the afternoon.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
As one of the largest U.S. industries, healthcare is steadily growing to meet the needs of an increasing population with an increasing life expectancy. This Spotlight looks at how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
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.