A data chart image of 63 percent of 4th quarter 2014 employment gain at firms with 250 or more employees

63 percent of 4th quarter 2014 employment gain at firms with 250 or more employees

July 31, 2015

In the fourth quarter of 2014, firms with 49 or fewer employees accounted for 22 percent of total net job growth. Firms with 50 to 249 employees accounted for 15 percent of net job growth. Firms with 250 or more employees accounted for 63 percent of net job growth.

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July 30, 2015

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Working poor reaches 10.5 million in 2013

The number of working poor was 10.5 million in 2013, and the working-poor rate was 7.0 percent. Women were more likely than men to be among the working poor, and Blacks and Hispanics were more likely than Whites and Asians to be in that group.

July 29, 2015

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Areas with highest concentration of employment in software publishing, December 2014

The software industry produces and distributes computer software. Some metropolitan areas have a higher concentration of employment in this industry than other areas. We measure this concentration with the location quotient. A location quotient greater than one means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average. In December 2014, Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington, had the highest concentration of employment in the software publisher industry.

July 28, 2015

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Access to retirement and medical benefits by occupation, March 2015

Retirement benefits were available to 66 percent of private industry workers in the United States in March 2015. Access to benefits differed among some occupational groups. Among workers in management, professional, and related occupations in private industry, 80 percent had access to retirement benefits—compared with 39 percent in service occupations.

July 27, 2015

A data chart image of Rhode Island unemployment declines 1.8 percentage points over the year ended in June 2015

Rhode Island unemployment declines 1.8 percentage points over the year ended in June 2015

Over the June 2014–June 2015 period, 24 states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines. The largest declines occurred in Rhode Island (−1.8 percentage points), followed by Michigan (−1.6 percentage points) and Oregon (−1.5 percentage points).

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