February 12, 2016
Valentine’s Day comes this weekend. Many shoppers will seek sweets for the sweet—the traditional gifts of flowers, candy, wine, or jewelry and the accompanying Valentine’s Day cards. They may find that there are fewer brick-and-mortar shops selling these gift items than in years past, but the number of businesses offering online shopping is larger than ever. Full Text »
Labor markets in 2040: big data could be a big deal for jobseekers
In 2007, U.S. consumers spent more on cellular phone service than they did on residential landline phone services for the first time. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) show that expenditures on cellular phone services continue to rise rapidly.
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BLS stopped publishing chartbooks in 2012. See Spotlight on Statistics for data visualizations that explain interesting and important developments in the labor market and economy.