July 08, 2020
The employment–population ratio for people age 16 and over, or the proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over with a job, was 54.6 percent in June 2020. The employment–population ratio rose by 1.8 percentage points over the month, but is 6.5 percentage points lower than in February 2020.read full article »
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July 07, 2020
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 4.8 million in June 2020, following an increase of 2.7 million in May. These gains reflect a partial resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic in April and March, when employment fell by a total of 22.2 million in the 2 months combined. In June, nonfarm employment was 14.7 million, or 9.6 percent, lower than its February level.
July 06, 2020
From May 2019 to May 2020, nonfarm employment declined in all of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population of 1 million or more.
July 02, 2020
On an average day in 2019, nearly everyone age 15 and older (95 percent) engaged in some sort of leisure activity, such as watching TV, socializing, or exercising. Men spent more time in leisure activities (5.5 hours) than did women (4.9 hours).
July 01, 2020
Labor productivity declines were widespread among manufacturing industries in 2019, with decreases in 54 of the 86 industries studied.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
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Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
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Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.
- Labor Market Activity of Blacks in the United States
Examines data on the labor market and related topics for the Black or African American population.
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.