Tuesday, February 03, 2015



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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·         Illinois has the largest unemployment rate decline, December 2013 to December 2014 (01/30/2015)

·         Indiana had highest share of employment in durable goods manufacturing in December 2014 (01/29/2015)

·         Union membership rate in private industry was 6.6 percent in 2014; public sector 35.7 percent (01/28/2015)

·         Professional and business services accounted for 25 percent of job gains in 2014 (01/27/2015)

·         Dependent care reimbursement accounts and workplace-funded childcare access (01/26/2015)

·         Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014 (01/23/2015)

·         Real average hourly earnings rise 1.0 percent in 2014; real weekly earnings up 1.9 percent (01/22/2015)

·         Gasoline index continues to fall sharply, down 21 percent in 2014 (01/21/2015)

·         Producer prices of crude petroleum down 37 percent, December 2013–December 2014 (01/20/2015)

·         U.S. import and export prices decline in 2014 (01/16/2015)

·         Job openings rate 3.4 percent in November 2014 (01/15/2015)

·         Workweek of production employees in manufacturing at or above 42.0 hours for 9 months in 2014 (01/14/2015)

·         Unemployment rate declines 0.2 percentage point to 5.6 percent in December 2014 (01/13/2015)

·         Nonfarm employment rises by 252,000 in December 2014 (01/12/2015)

·         Counties with highest concentration of employment in oil and gas extraction, June 2014 (01/09/2015)

·         90 percent of young adults moved away from home by age 27 (01/08/2015)

·         Unemployment in areas with a population of 1 million or more, November 2014 (01/07/2015)

·         Large metropolitan area employment changes, November 2013 to November 2014 (01/06/2015)

·         Selected fruit prices: September 2004-September 2014 (01/05/2015)

·         Employment in fitness and recreational sport centers in 2013 (01/02/2015)



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