March 06, 2015
Average annual household spending decreased from $51,442 in 2012 to $51,100 in 2013 During 2013, changes in consumer spending varied among the seven largest expenditure categories. Spending increased in three categories: housing, transportation, and healthcare. It decreased in three: apparel and services, entertainment, and personal insurance and pensions. Spending on food was unchanged. Full Text »
Short- and long-term disability insurance programs replace some of the wages lost by people who cannot work because of a disabling injury or illness that is not work-related. This article examines trends in employer-provided disability insurance coverage over time, explains the basic terms of coverage for typical plans, and estimates the costs to private employers.
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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.