April 24, 2015
Twenty-seven states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines from March 2014 to March 2015; the largest was in Kentucky (-2.1 percentage points). The only significant increases occurred in Louisiana (1.1 percentage points) and North Dakota (0.4 percentage point). The remaining 21 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were little different from those of a year earlier.read full article »
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April 23, 2015
Wyoming had the highest share of nonfarm employment in construction, 7.5 percent, in March 2015. North Dakota had the second-highest share of total nonfarm employment in construction at 7.0 percent.
April 22, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.2 percent from March 2014 to March 2015. This increase, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings.
April 21, 2015
From March 2014 to March 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent.
April 20, 2015
In October 2014, 68.4 percent of 2014 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities. Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college were almost twice as likely as enrolled graduates to be working or looking for work.
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
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.