May 24, 2013
Steadily growing global demand for grain crops has generated higher crop prices and increased demand for fertilizers, particularly imported fertilizers. As corn prices remain high, U.S. corn growers are expected to plant 97.3 million acres of corn in 2013, representing the largest planting since 1936.read full article »
May 23, 2013
Employers took 1,199 mass layoff actions in April involving 116,849 workers as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month (seasonally adjusted).
May 22, 2013
In May 2012, half of all persons with a disability who were not working reported some type of barrier to employment. Lack of education or training, lack of transportation, the need for special features at the job, and their own disability were among the barriers reported.
May 21, 2013
From April 2012 to April 2013, nonfarm employment increased in 47 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 3 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+3.7 percent); the largest decrease occurred in Wyoming (−0.5 percent). In April 2013, Nevada had the highest unemployment rate among the states at 9.6 percent. North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.3 percent.
May 20, 2013
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from March to April, seasonally adjusted, the result of a 0.2-percent increase in average hourly earnings combined with a 0.4-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
This Spotlight compares output, unemployment, compensation, productivity, consumer prices, and other measures around the world. Read more »