October 31, 2014
Halloween is often associated with candy, costumes, and seasonal fall celebrations. Whether you are greeting trick-or-treaters, attending a costume party, or simply indulging in the well-stocked candy aisle at your local store, you have probably been tempted by sweets and treats over the past few weeks. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for candy and chewing gum increased 23 percent from January 2007 to September 2014. Full Text »
Female self-employment in the United States: an update to 2012
The BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries recently marked its 20th year of collecting and publishing data on fatal injuries in the workplace. This issue of Beyond the Numbers highlights some interesting facts and data from the first 20 years of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
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- No. 14-157 (Newly Released: Mortality Variables for the NLS Original Cohorts) (PDF)
Complete the statement with the correct percentages:
Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:
In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.