Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2012: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data

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Mary Meghan Ryan
Bernan Press, May 24, 2012 - Business & Economics - 550 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. The 15th 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

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Chapter Two
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Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen

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About the author (2012)

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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