March 27, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, from February 2014 to February 2015. This increase, combined with a 0.6-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.6-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.read full article »
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March 26, 2015
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged over the 12 months ending in February 2015. Food prices rose 3.0 percent over the past year, while energy prices fell 18.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.7 percent.
March 25, 2015
Decatur, Illinois, where the unemployment rate decreased from 11.4 percent in January 2014 to 8.0 percent in January 2015, had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease among the 387 metropolitan areas in the United States, 3.4 percentage points. Rockford and Danville, Illinois, had over-the-year decreases of 3.2 percentage points and 3.1 percentage points, respectively.
March 24, 2015
From January 2014 to January 2015, nonfarm employment rose in all 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in these areas occurred in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (+5.3 percent). Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky-Indiana, each had job gains of 4.4 percent over the year.
March 23, 2015
The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time declined by 1.3 percentage points from 2013 to 2014. In 2013 the rate was 6.6 percent, in 2014, 5.3 percent.
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.