July 28, 2016
Among workers in private industry, 64 percent had access to paid sick leave in March 2016. Workers in lower wage categories were less likely to have access to paid sick leave than more highly paid workers. For private-industry workers with an average wage in the lowest 10 percent, 27 percent had access to paid sick leave; among workers with an average wage in the highest 10 percent, 87 percent had access to paid sick leave.read full article »
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July 27, 2016
South Dakota and New Hampshire had the lowest jobless rates in June, 2.7 percent and 2.8 percent, respectively. Alaska had the highest unemployment rate, 6.7 percent. In total, 21 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 4.9 percent, 14 states and the District of Columbia had higher rates, and 15 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.
July 26, 2016
From June 2015 to June 2016, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment. Among those, the largest percentage increases occurred in Oregon and Utah (3.2 percent each), Delaware (3.1 percent), and Florida (3.0 percent). North Dakota (-3.3 percent) and Wyoming (-3.1 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.
July 25, 2016
In May 2015, the United States had about 32,000 people employed as geoscientists (not including hydrologists and geographers). On average, the mean annual wages of geoscientists were close to $106,000. Over 6,000 geoscientists were employed in the Houston, Texas, area; their average annual wages were nearly $158,000.
July 22, 2016
What happened to ethanol producer prices after passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard?
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