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A data chart image of Employment–population ratio 54.6 percent in June 2020, down from 61.1 percent in February 2020

Employment–population ratio 54.6 percent in June 2020, down from 61.1 percent in February 2020

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.

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July 07, 2020

A data chart image of Nonfarm employment up 4.8 million in June 2020

Nonfarm employment up 4.8 million in June 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

A data chart image of Employment down from May 2019 to May 2020 in all large metro areas

Employment down from May 2019 to May 2020 in all large metro areas

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

A data chart image of Men spent 5.5 hours per day in leisure activities, women 4.9 hours, in 2019

Men spent 5.5 hours per day in leisure activities, women 4.9 hours, in 2019

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

A data chart image of Most manufacturing industries experienced labor productivity declines in 2019

Most manufacturing industries experienced labor productivity declines in 2019

Labor productivity declines were widespread among manufacturing industries in 2019, with decreases in 54 of the 86 industries studied.

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