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[IWS] BLS: WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2012 [11 December 2013]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
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WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2012 [11 December 2013]
[full-text, 9 pages]
A total of 156.2 million persons worked at some point during 2012, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The proportion of the
civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at
some time during 2012 was 63.8 percent, up from 63.3 percent in 2011.
The number of persons who experienced some unemployment during 2012
decreased by 1.3 million to 22.4 million.
These data are based on information collected in the Annual Social and
Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The
CPS is a monthly survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ASEC collects information on employment
and unemployment experienced during the prior calendar year. Additional
information about the CPS and the ASEC, including concepts and
definitions, is provided in the Technical Note.
Highlights from the 2012 data:
• The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round in
2012 was 65.5 percent, little different from the prior year.
(See table 1.)
• The "work-experience unemployment rate"--defined as the number of
persons unemployed at some time during the year as a proportion of
the number of persons who worked or looked for work during the
year--fell by 1.0 percentage point over the year to 13.9 percent in
2012. (See table 3.)
• About 5.5 million individuals looked for a job but did not work
at all in 2012, down from 6.2 million in 2011. (See table 3.)
AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES...
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