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Fatal injuries in U.S. workplaces fall over the last two decades

April 28, 2015
Workers' Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, honors workers killed, injured, or made ill at work. In 2013, 4,585 workers in the United States died from an injury suffered at work. This is the second-lowest figure since BLS began publishing national data in 1992. Although fatal workplace injuries have fallen 23 percent since 2000, a worker died every 2 hours in the United States from a workplace injury in 2013. Full Text »
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CES employment recovers in 2014
John P. Mullins, Brittney E. Forbes

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A look at today’s pension equity plans

Among the changes in pension plans tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) since the late 1970s are different formulas for calculating benefits. One of those formula types is the pension equity plan, or PEP. These plans were first identified by BLS private industry surveys conducted in the late 1990s; today, they make up a small share of all pension plans. This issue of Beyond the Numbers examines the concept behind pension equity plans and looks at some unique features of these plans.
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  1. In 2014, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota were the states with the highest employment–population ratios, all above __________.
    • 72 percent
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    • 68 percent
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