November 27, 2015
In 2014, there were 1,157,410 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that required days away from work to recuperate, unchanged from 2013. The incidence rate was 107.1 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, down from 109.4 in 2013. The median days away from work to recuperate, a key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses, was 9 days, up from 8 days in 2013.read full article »
November 25, 2015
From October 2014 to October 2015, 25 states and the District of Columbia had statistically significant unemployment rate decreases, the largest of which occurred in Rhode Island and Michigan.
November 24, 2015
From October 2014 to October 2015, 35 states had statistically significant increases in employment. The largest percentage increases occurred in Idaho (+3.8 percent), Utah (+3.5 percent), and Nevada (+3.4 percent). North Dakota (−2.1 percent) and West Virginia (−1.8 percent) had statistically significant percentage decreases in employment.
November 23, 2015
In the first quarter of 2015, 2.0 million private business establishments gained jobs and 1.9 million establishments lost jobs.
November 20, 2015
Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.4 percent from October 2014 to October 2015. This increase, combined with a 0.3-percent decrease in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.1-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year. From October 2013 to October 2014, real average hourly earnings for all employees rose 0.4 percent and real average weekly earnings rose 1.0 percent.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.