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Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prin_05092017.pdf

Reports on productivity gains in about one-third of the 90 NAICS 4-digit manufacturing and mining industries in 2016.  Also provides information on unit labor costs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-59-county-business-patterns.html

Agency press release which provides highlights of employment gains in U.S. counties including highest growth rate.  Also covers county information about largest payrolls and number of establishments. Accompanies release of County Business Patterns and Zip Code Business Patterns for 2015 under Data tab.    From the Census Bureau

 

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/working-poor/2015/home.htm

Puts the number of “working poor,” those with jobs but earning below the official poverty level, in 2015 at 8.6 million.  Women and minorities were more likely to be among the working poor.  Statistical tables show trends since 2007 and demographic characteristics of the working poor including education attainment, occupation, and labor market problems.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/famee_04202017.pdf

In 2016, 6.5% of families included an unemployed person, down from 6.9% in 2015.  Includes statistics on employment and unemployment by family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52637-federalprivatepay.pdf

Compares differences in wages and benefits for federal and private-sector workers and finds the differences vary depending on the employees’ educational attainment.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

Arts Data Profile: State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment: 2001-2014: Research Brief #2: Trends in Arts and Cultural Employment

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Brief2Access-trends-arts-and-cultural-employment.pdf

Examines state-level trends in employment patterns in the arts for the past year and from the time of the Great Recession in 2008.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Arts Data Profile: State-Level Estimates of Arts and Cultural Employment: 2001-2014: Research Brief #1: State Highlights of Arts and Cultural Employment and Compensation 2014

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Brief1Access-highlights-arts-and-cultural-employment.pdf

Identifies states with the highest concentration of workers in arts fields and the types of fields in which they work.  Also shows the states with the highest levels of compensation for workers in arts-related fields.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2016/home.htm

2.2 million workers had wages at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2016 and represented 2.7% of all hourly paid workers.  This report presents highlights and statistical tables  on U.S. workers who earned at or below the federal minimum wage.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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