Monday, January 06, 2014


[IWS] BLS: TED: THE EDITOR'S DESK--Topics from January 2014 & December 2013



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



TED: The Editor's Desk


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January 2014

·         Labor force participation projected to fall for people under age 55 and rise for older age groups (01/06/2014)

·         962 occupational road construction site deaths, 2003–2010 (01/03/2014)

·         Government means-tested assistance among families with children under 18 in 2011 (01/02/2014)

December 2013

·         Forty-nine percent of employed Asians in management, professional, and related occupations, 2012 (12/31/2013)

·         Older workers less likely to have severe work injuries, but they miss more work days to recover (12/30/2013)

·         Nevada and Rhode Island have highest unemployment rate, North Dakota lowest, in November 2013 (12/27/2013)

·         State employment shows over-the-year increases, November 2013 (12/26/2013)

·         Employment increases in 288 of 334 largest U.S. counties, June 2013 (12/24/2013)

·         Employment and unemployment experience of the U.S. population in 2012 (12/23/2013)

·         Benefits account for 30.9 percent of employee compensation, September 2013 (12/20/2013)

·         Real average hourly earnings up 0.9 percent for the year ended November 2013 (12/19/2013)

·         Consumer Price Index, November 2012 to November 2013 (12/18/2013)

·         Producer prices for finished goods up 0.7% for year ended November 2013 (12/17/2013)

·         U.S. import prices decline for second consecutive month, November 2013 (12/16/2013)

·         Job openings in October 2013 (12/13/2013)

·         Metropolitan area unemployment rates in October 2013 (12/12/2013)

·         U.S. unemployment rate drops to 5-year low (12/11/2013)

·         Employment of women surpasses March 2008 peak (12/09/2013)

·         Metropolitan area employment, October 2013 (12/06/2013)

·         Gasoline prices now 5 times higher than in 1978 (12/05/2013)

·         Fatal occupational injuries at road construction sites, 2003–2010 (12/04/2013)

·         Median weekly earnings by sex, marital status, and presence and age of own children under 18 in 2012 (12/03/2013)

·         Rate of severe occupational injuries and illnesses declines in 2012 (12/02/2013)





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