A data chart image of Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access

January 26, 2015

In 2014, 54 percent of state and local government workers and 36 percent of private industry workers had access to dependent care reimbursement accounts. Only 13 percent of state and local government workers and 10 percent of private industry workers had access to workplace-funded childcare.

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January 23, 2015

A data chart image of Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014

Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.

January 22, 2015

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings rise 1.0 percent in 2014; real weekly earnings up 1.9 percent

Real average hourly earnings rise 1.0 percent in 2014; real weekly earnings up 1.9 percent

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, from December 2013 to December 2014. This increase, combined with a 0.9-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 1.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.

January 21, 2015

A data chart image of Gasoline index continues to fall sharply, down 21 percent in 2014

Gasoline index continues to fall sharply, down 21 percent in 2014

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent from December 2013 to December 2014. The energy index declined 10.6 percent over the year, led by sharp declines in the indexes for gasoline and fuel oil.

January 20, 2015

A data chart image of Producer prices of crude petroleum down 37 percent, December 2013–December 2014

Producer prices of crude petroleum down 37 percent, December 2013–December 2014

Over the 12 months ended in December 2014, the producer price index for crude petroleum decreased 37.1 percent. Gasoline prices decreased 27.5 percent, and diesel fuel prices, 26.1 percent. In contrast, prices producers received for motor vehicles increased 0.9 percent from December 2013 to December 2014.

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