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A data chart image of Median usual weekly earnings $808 in first quarter 2015

Median usual weekly earnings $808 in first quarter 2015

April 27, 2015

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 107.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $808 in the first quarter of 2015. Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $730, or 81.6 percent of the $895 median for men.

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April 24, 2015

A data chart image of Unemployment rates down over the year in 27 states; Kentucky has largest decline

Unemployment rates down over the year in 27 states; Kentucky has largest decline

Twenty-seven states had statistically significant unemployment rate declines from March 2014 to March 2015; the largest was in Kentucky (-2.1 percentage points). The only significant increases occurred in Louisiana (1.1 percentage points) and North Dakota (0.4 percentage point). The remaining 21 states and the District of Columbia had rates that were little different from those of a year earlier.

April 23, 2015

A data chart image of Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 2015

Wyoming had highest share of employment in construction in March 2015

Wyoming had the highest share of nonfarm employment in construction, 7.5 percent, in March 2015. North Dakota had the second-highest share of total nonfarm employment in construction at 7.0 percent.

April 22, 2015

A data chart image of Real average hourly earnings rise 2.2 percent from March 2014 to March 2015

Real average hourly earnings rise 2.2 percent from March 2014 to March 2015

Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 2.2 percent from March 2014 to March 2015. This increase, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in a 2.2-percent increase in real average weekly earnings.

April 21, 2015

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Consumer Price Index down 0.1 percent from March 2014 to March 2015

From March 2014 to March 2015, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent.

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