- 86% – Percent of women that make up the workforce in the library profession. Read the report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (PDF)
- +21 – Gallup’s U.S. Job Creation Index improved slightly in February to +21 from +19 in January. Government workers report improved hiring conditions at their workplaces, but private-sector workers remain the most positive. Read more at GALLUP.com.
- 24.4% – Percent of New York State’s
Category Archives: Statistics
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — FEBRUARY 2014
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information.
Household Survey Data
Both the number of unemployed persons (10.5 million) and the unemployment rate (6.7 percent) changed little in February. The jobless rate has shown little movement since December. Over the … Read the rest
According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Midwestern and Western states tended to enjoy the highest well-being in the nation in 2013. The poll measures well-being as defined by six factors: life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities.
The ten states that enjoyed the highest sense of well-being:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Women are less likely to receive paid leave than their male counterparts, according to a survey commissioned by American Women, the Rockefeller Family Fund, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. Women are also more likely to take unpaid leave. For more information, view Huffington Post’s write-up of the survey results.… Read the rest
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending February 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 331,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 351,000. The 4-week moving average was 334,000, an increase of 250 from the previous week’s revised average of 333,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.3 percent for the week ending January 25, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment… Read the rest
In the week ending December 28, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 339,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 341,000. The 4-week moving average was 357,250, an increase of 8,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 348,750.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 2.2 percent for the week ending December 21, unchanged from the prior week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the … Read the rest
Though it concedes that December 2013 job growth was slower than predicted, the U.S. Department of Labor holds that employment opportunities consistently expanded in 2013.… Read the rest
The unemployment rate declined from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent in December, while total nonfarm payroll employment edged up (+74,000), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and wholesale trade but was down in information.
Household Survey Data
The number of unemployed persons declined by 490,000 to 10.4 million in December, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to 6.7 percent. Over the year, the number of unemployed persons and the … Read the rest
The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment increased in transportation and warehousing, health care, and manufacturing.
Household Survey Data
Both the number of unemployed persons, at 10.9 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.0 percent, declined in November. Among the unemployed, the number who reported being on temporary layoff decreased by 377,000. This largely reflects the return to … Read the rest
Would you want to live to 120 if treatment could slow aging? Most Americans say “No thanks,” says a Pew Research Center survey. Still half were OK with 90; only 9 percent wanted to live past 100.
Source: AARP Bulletin, October 2013, Vol. 54 No. 8… Read the rest
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