October 19, 2020
Real average hourly earnings increased 3.3 percent from September 2019 to September 2020. This result stems from an increase of 4.7 percent in average hourly earnings being partly offset by an increase of 1.4 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.read full article »
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October 16, 2020
The Consumer Price Index increased 1.4 percent over the 12 months ended September 2020. Food prices increased 3.9 percent over this period, while energy prices declined 7.7 percent. Prices for all items other than food and energy rose 1.7 percent over the past year.
October 15, 2020
As large wildfires continue to burn through California, we look back at the labor market effects of recent California fires such as the Tubbs Fire in October 2017 and the Camp Fire in November 2018.
October 14, 2020
The layoffs and discharges rate in private nonfarm establishments reached a historical high of 8.8 percent in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began. The rate remained high in April at 6.9 percent. Establishments with 10 to 49 employees had the highest layoffs and discharges rates in March and April, followed by establishments with 50 to 249 employees.
October 13, 2020
Every year from September 15 to October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the history and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans and their contributions to society. In 2019, New Mexico had the largest share of the labor force identifying as Hispanic or Latino, 44.7 percent, followed by California and Texas at 37.2 percent each.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- 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.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.