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A data chart image of Employment of veterans by occupation, 2014

Employment of veterans by occupation, 2014

May 22, 2015

Among employed veterans age 18 or older, the most common occupations for men are professional and related; management, business, and financial operations; and service occupations. These three groups accounted for nearly 50 percent of all employed men who previously served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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May 21, 2015

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Consumer spending on entertainment by household income in 2013

Entertainment has long been a household budget staple. In 2013, the average household spent $2,482 on entertainment, or 4.9 percent of total household spending. Income affects most household spending patterns. In other words, the higher the household income, the greater the dollar amount spent on goods and services in general.

May 20, 2015

A data chart image of Multiple jobholding over the past two decades

Multiple jobholding over the past two decades

In 2013, 6.8 million workers in the United States held more than one job. Twenty years before, the figure was 7.5 million, although the total number of workers with a job was lower by 15.9 million. The multiple-jobholding rate—the proportion of multiple jobholders among all workers—rose from 6.2 percent in 1994 to a high of 6.8 percent during the summer of 1995. It has declined steadily since then and was at 5.0 percent by the end of 2013.

May 19, 2015

A data chart image of Producer Price Index for final demand falls from April 2014 to April 2015

Producer Price Index for final demand falls from April 2014 to April 2015

The Producer Price Index for final demand declined 1.3 percent for the 12 months ended in April 2015. The index for final demand goods fell 5.5 percent over that period, while the index for final demand services was up 0.9 percent.

May 18, 2015

A data chart image of U.S. import and export prices down over the year ending April 2015

U.S. import and export prices down over the year ending April 2015

U.S. import prices declined 10.7 percent over the year ending April 2015. Import prices have fallen 11.2 percent since June 2014, mostly the result of lower fuel prices. U.S. export prices fell 6.3 percent between April 2014 and April 2015.

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