Monday, December 22, 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


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·         Consumer Price Index increases 1.3% from November 2013 to November 2014; energy index down (12/19/2014)

·         October unemployment rates down over the year in 354 of 372 metro areas (12/18/2014)

·         Ames, Iowa, had highest share of employment in government among metro areas (12/17/2014)

·         PPI up 1.4 percent from November 2013 to November 2014 (12/16/2014)

·         U.S. import and export prices down over the year (12/15/2014)

·         Employer costs for employee compensation $35.27 per hour in New England (12/12/2014)

·         Job openings by industry, October 2014 (12/11/2014)

·         Nonfatal workplace injury and illness rates down over the past decade (12/10/2014)

·         Unemployment rate at 5.8 percent in November 2014 (12/09/2014)

·         Total nonfarm payroll employment up 321,000 in November; job growth widespread among industries (12/08/2014)

·         Wages of retail salespersons, by state (12/05/2014)

·         Average annual expenditures on gifts of goods and services in 2013 (12/04/2014)

·         Industries with winter employment peaks (12/03/2014)

·         Producer price index for hydraulic fracking sand (12/02/2014)

·         Fatal occupational injuries by day of week and month, 1992–2011 (12/01/2014)



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