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A data chart image of Retirement benefits most prevalent in Midwest

Retirement benefits most prevalent in Midwest

September 30, 2014

Nationwide, 68 percent of civilian workers had access to retirement benefits provided by their employer in March 2014, though the access rate varied by region. Workers in the West were the least likely to have access to retirement benefits, while Midwestern workers were the most likely.

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September 29, 2014

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Labor force participation among young moms and dads

Among women born between 1980 and 1984, labor force participation of new mothers ages 18 to 24 was greater than that of new mothers born between 1957 and 1964. While labor force participation of new mothers was less than that of women without children in both cohorts, the differential was greater for new mothers born between 1957 and 1964.

September 26, 2014

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Spending and employment related to books and other reading materials

In 2013, consumers spent an average of $29.20 on books not purchased through book clubs. Among different age groups, consumers age 55 to 64 years spent the most ($40.28) on books (not through book clubs) and those under 25 years spent the least ($12.56).

September 25, 2014

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Median employee tenure unchanged at 4.6 years in January 2014

In January 2014, wage and salary workers had been with their current employer for a median of 4.6 years, unchanged from January 2012. Median employee tenure was 4.7 years for men and 4.5 years for women in January 2014.

September 24, 2014

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Illinois has the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease, August 2014

From August 2013 to August 2014, 45 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases, 3 states had increases, and 2 states had no change. The national jobless rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than in August 2013.

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