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The Construction Industry: Characteristics of the Employed, 2003–20 article image
The Construction Industry: Characteristics of the Employed, 2003–20
April 2022

This Spotlight on Statistics examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of construction industry workers, putting these characteristics in context by comparing them to those of workers overall.

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The Decline in Employment Dynamism Over the Last Three Decades article image
The Decline in Employment Dynamism Over the Last Three Decades
March 2022

Business dynamism refers to the continuous process of firm entry, growth, contraction, and exit, and the simultaneous creation and destruction of jobs. A healthy economy is marked by low barriers to entry for new firms and a labor market that permits workers to move easily between jobs.

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Business Employment Dynamics by Age and Size of Firms
January 2022

This spotlight highlights special features of statistics from the Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program by age and size. BED quarterly data consist of gross job gains and gross job losses statistics from 1992 forward. The data help to provide a picture of the dynamic state of the labor market.

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Occupational Employment and Wages in State and Local Government
December 2021

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, job losses in large private sector industries such as food services and drinking places received a lot of attention. State and local government also had high job losses. From March 2020 to March 2021, employment fell by 5.1 percent in state government and 6.5 percent in local government, compared with a 4.3-percent decrease in the private sector.

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America's Recovery: Labor Market Characteristics of People with a Disability
October 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the theme in 2021 is America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. COVID-19 had a large impact on the labor market for people with and without disabilities. Historical differences between these groups remain largely unchanged during the pandemic and economic recovery. This Spotlight examines changes in labor force characteristics of people with a disability during COVID-19 and the recovery through September 2021.