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[IWS] BLS: WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2013 [16 December 2014]
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WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION -- 2013 [16 December 2014]
[full-text, 10 pages]
A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, 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 2013 was 63.5 percent,
little different from 63.8 percent in 2012. The number of persons who experienced
some unemployment during 2013 decreased by 1.5 million to 20.9 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 2013 data:
• The proportion of workers who worked full time, year round in 2013 was 66.9
percent, up from 65.5 percent 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 12.9 percent in 2013. (See table 3.)
• About 4.8 million individuals looked for a job but did not work at all in
2013, down from 5.5 million in 2012. (See table 3.)
AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....
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