Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2010: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data

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Mary Meghan Ryan
Bernan Press, May 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 535 pages
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The Handbook of Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. Compiled in the midst of a dramatic economic downturn, the 13th edition allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with past history. The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including: Employment and unemployment Earnings Prices Productivity Consumer expenditures Occupational safety and health Union membership International labor comparisons And much more! Features of the publication In addition to over 200 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides: Introductory material for each chapter that contains highlights of salient data and figures that call attention to noteworthy trends in the data. The tables in each section are also preceded by notes and definitions, which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived. The introductory notes also include references to more comprehensive reports. These reports provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures. New in the 13th edition Chapter 10 "International Labor Comparisons" has been expanded to include additional tables. The new tables compare unemployment rates by sex and age, women's share of the labor force, and employment in agriculture, industry, and manufacturing in 10 different countries and real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per hour worked in 16 different countries. Chapter 13 "Income Data in the United States" also has been expanded to include more tables. The new tables in include data on the change in real median household income during recessions as well as median household and family income by state. New figures throughout the book on a variety of topics including
 

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Contents

Chapter Two
153
Chapter Three
191
Chapter Four
211
Chapter Five
239
Chapter Six
255
Chapter Seven
303
Chapter Eight
351
Chapter Nine
363
Chapter Ten
401
Chapter Eleven
429
Chapter Twelve
459
Chapter Thirteen
475
Chapter Fourteen
489
Index
501
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Mary Meghan Ryan is a senior research editor for Bernan Press. She is also the editor for State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State; Employment, Hours, and Earnings: States and Areas; and Vital Statistics of the United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data. In addition, she serves as the associate editor for Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change.

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