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.read full article »
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May 02, 2016
In 2015, the share of families with an employed member was 80.3 percent, up by 0.2 percentage point from 2014. Families maintained by women with no spouse present remained less likely to have an employed member (75.0 percent) than families maintained by men with no spouse present (82.9 percent) or married-couple families (81.4 percent).
April 29, 2016
The rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses—the number of cases per 100 full-time workers—has declined over the past several decades. In 1976, the rate was 9.2 cases per 100 full-time workers; by 2014, that figure had fallen to 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers.
April 28, 2016
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.
April 27, 2016
Instead of just falling snow and sleet, winter weather forecasts could also call for falling workers. While warmer weather has arrived, some workers are still feeling the effects of winter. In 2014, there were 42,480 workplace injuries and illnesses involving ice, sleet, or snow that required at least one day away from work to recuperate. These resulted from falls, slips or trips; overexertion and bodily reaction; transportation incidents; and contact with objects and equipment
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