Tag Archives: BLS

40.4 million people provided eldercare in 2013–14

40.4 million people provided eldercare in 2013–14 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Sixteen percent (40.4 million) of the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and older provided unpaid eldercare over the 2013–14 period. Eldercare providers are defined as people who provide unpaid care to someone age 65 or older who needs help because of a condition […]

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013 (PDF) Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 45.3 million people, or 14.5 percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level.1 (See the technical notes section for examples of poverty levels.) Although the poor were primarily children and […]

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places, 2014

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, and Food Services and Drinking Places, 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor productivity – defined as output per hour – rose 2.6 percent in wholesale trade, 1.9 percent in retail trade, and 0.3 percent in food services and drinking places in 2014, the U.S. Bureau […]

The Employment Situation — July 2015

The Employment Situation — July 2015 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015

Real average weekly earnings increase 1.8 percent from June 2014 to June 2015 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 1.7 percent from June 2014 to June 2015. This increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with no change in the average workweek, resulted in […]

Registered nurses have highest employment in healthcare occupations; anesthesiologists earn the most

Registered nurses have highest employment in healthcare occupations; anesthesiologists earn the most Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In May 2014, there were 11.8 million workers employed in healthcare practitioner, technical, and support occupations. Among those, 2.7 million were registered nurses, the largest occupation. Anesthesiologists earned the most, with an average annual wage of $246,320.

American Time Use Survey – Annual 2014

American Time Use Survey – Annual 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2014, on days they worked, 23 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home, and 85 percent did some or all of their work at their workplace, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In 2003, […]