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A data chart image of Use of personal protective equipment to mitigate noise exposure in 2020

Use of personal protective equipment to mitigate noise exposure in 2020

July 27, 2021

In 2020, 71.4 percent of production workers and 78.4 percent of transportation and material moving workers were exposed to moderate noise at work. Another 25.2 percent of production workers and 19.8 percent of transportation and material moving workers were exposed to loud noise.

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July 26, 2021

A data chart image of Median weekly earnings by age and sex, second quarter 2021

Median weekly earnings by age and sex, second quarter 2021

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 113.6 million full-time wage and salary workers were $990 in the second quarter of 2021. Women had median weekly earnings of $899, or 82.2 percent of the $1,094 median for men. Median weekly earnings were highest for men and women ages 35 to 64.

July 23, 2021

A data chart image of Unemployment rates lower in 49 states and D.C. from June 2020 to June 2021

Unemployment rates lower in 49 states and D.C. from June 2020 to June 2021

Unemployment rates were lower in June 2021 in 7 states and the District of Columbia, higher in 3 states, and stable in 40 states. Forty-nine states and the District had jobless rate decreases from a year earlier. The national unemployment rate, 5.9 percent, was little changed over the month but was 5.2 percentage points lower than in June 2020.

July 22, 2021

A data chart image of Payroll employment up 25 states, down in 1 state, in June 2021

Payroll employment up 25 states, down in 1 state, in June 2021

In June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 25 states, decreased in 1 state, and was essentially unchanged in 24 states and the District of Columbia. From June 2020 to June 2021, nonfarm payroll employment increased in all states and the District.

July 21, 2021

A data chart image of BLS takes a turn for the wurst during the dog days of summer

BLS takes a turn for the wurst during the dog days of summer

Hear ye! Hear ye! Sun's out. Buns out. Hot dog buns, that is. National Hot Dog Day is typically observed on the third Wiener Wednesday of July, which is, incidentally, National Hot Dog Month. Frankly, BLS does not have much data specifically related to hot dogs, although BLS does have data for the industry that produces hot dogs along with other meat products as well as the industry that makes hot dog buns and similar baked goods.

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