A data chart image of Unemployment rates down over the year in 27 states; Kentucky has largest decline

Unemployment rates down over the year in 27 states; Kentucky has largest decline

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.

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April 23, 2015

A data chart image of Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 2015

Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 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

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Real average hourly earnings rise 2.2 percent from March 2014 to March 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

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Consumer Price Index down 0.1 percent from March 2014 to March 2015

From March 2014 to March 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent.

April 20, 2015

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38 percent of 2014 high school graduates enrolled in college were in labor force in October 2014

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.

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