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

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Mary Meghan Ryan
Bernan Press, 2011 - Business & Economics - 528 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 14th 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 .notes and definitions, which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived .references to more comprehensive reports which provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures New in the 14th Edition: .in Chapter 1, a new section has been added on persons with a disability in the labor force .Chapter 6 has been expanded to include new tables on employee compensation .tables in Chapter 2 now include hours of work, earnings per hour, and earnings per week for all employees as well as for production and nonsupervisory workers Some Interesting Facts in the 14th edition: .in 2009, the unemployment rate increased sharply to 9.3 percent the highest the unemployment rate has been since 1983 .Michigan had the highest unemployment rate in 2009 at 13.6 percent followed by Nevada at 11.8 percent and South Carolina at 11.7 percent. North Dakota had the lowest unemployment rate at 4.3 percent .from January 2010 to October 2010, the number of initial claimants for unemployment insurance dropped from 182,261 to 148,059 .although the number of mass layoffs increased 7.9 percent to 1,651 from September 2010 to October 2010, it was still much lower than the high of 2,489 in November 2008 .while the civilian labor force is only projected to grow 8.2 percent from 2008-2018, the number of persons 75 years and over in the labor force is projected to grow by 61.9 percent .twenty-four percent of people did some or all of their job at home on days that they worked .on an average weekday, 83 percent of employed persons worked, while on an average weekend day, only 35 percent of employed persons worked .from September 2005 to September 2010, the Employment Cost Index increased 12.8 percent for private industry workers .total non-farm employment declined in 2009 by 4.3 percent after declining by 0.6 percent in 2008 .the mean annual wages of those in education, training, and library occupations ranged from $24,280 for teachers assistants to $109,150 for postsecondary law teachers in 2009 .there were only 5 major work stoppages in 2009 involving 1,000 workers or more, which is the lowest number since the work stoppage began in 1947"

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Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
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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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