November 27, 2020
Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases from October 2019 to October 2020, the largest of which occurred in Hawaii (+11.6 percentage points) and Nevada (+8.3 points).read full article »
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November 25, 2020
For the year ended October 2020, Hawaii employment in leisure and hospitality decreased 49.6 percent, compared with a decrease of 56.7 percent for the year ended September 2020.
November 24, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving! While many things may be different this year, some things remain staples. For this time of year, the staple is turkey and so we look at the consumer prices for turkeys and other Thanksgiving favorites.
November 23, 2020
From June 2019 to June 2020, employment decreased in all of the 357 largest U.S. counties. Atlantic County, New Jersey (part of the Atlantic City metropolitan area), had the largest over-the-year decrease in employment with a loss of 34.2 percent, followed by Maui + Kalawao County, Hawaii (−32.6 percent), and Barnstable County, Massachusetts (−21.1 percent). National employment decreased to 135.1 million, a 9.4-percent decline over the year ended June 2020.
November 20, 2020
Prices for U.S. imports decreased 1.0 percent for the year ended in October. Prices for imported manufactured goods increased 0.6 percent over the past year. Within manufactured goods, prices for imported petroleum and coal products decreased 27.8 percent from October 2019 to October 2020, while paper prices decreased 3.3 percent and furniture and related product prices were down 1.0 percent over this 12-month period.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas
Examines similarities and differences in employment and wages between metro and nonmetro areas.
- Gulf War Era Veterans in the Labor Force
Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of civilians who served in the U.S. military during Gulf War era.
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.