Wednesday, February 19, 2014


[IWS] BLS: THE EDITOR'S DESK (from 24 January to 18 February 2014)

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



THE EDITOR'S DESK (from 24 January to 18 February 2014)



·         Job openings rates by region, December 2013 (02/18/2014)

·         Average annual expenditures on sweets, flowers, stationery, jewelry, and other items in 2012 (02/14/2014)

·         Productivity and costs, fourth quarter 2013 (02/12/2014)

·         Unemployment by sex and age, January 2014 (02/11/2014)

·         Payroll employment up 2,238,000 over the year; averaged 186,500 jobs per month (02/10/2014)

·         Trends in metal prices for Olympic medals (02/07/2014)

·         Naples-Marco Island, Florida has largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment (02/06/2014)

·         Employer health benefits costs rise 3.0 percent in year ending December 2013 (02/05/2014)

·         Median weekly earnings at $786, fourth quarter 2013 (02/04/2014)

·         Net employment gain of 666,000 private sector jobs in second quarter 2013 (02/03/2014)


·         Spectator sports employment (01/31/2014)

·         State unemployment rates in December 2013 (01/30/2014)

·         State employment over-the-year percent changes, December 2013 (01/29/2014)

·         Union membership rate 11.3 percent in 2013, the same as in 2012 (01/28/2014)

·         Occupations projected to add most new jobs, 2012 to 2022 (01/27/2014)

·         Share of labor force projected to rise for people age 55 and over and fall for younger age groups (01/24/2014)





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