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The Future of Work – Erica Groshen, former head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on

There is growing attention being paid to the future of work, and concern that changing work relationships—for example, independent contractors, contract agency workers, gig workers, app-based workers, etc.—are evolving faster than BLS can develop the tools to measure. How has BLS considered collecting data to document these forms of work? The main thing BLS has … Continue reading

The Current Population Survey (CPS) in US – A massive fraud coming out of its Philadelphia region

Back in 2012 a whistleblower told the Census Bureau about a massive fraud coming out of its Philadelphia region. One of the guys who was supposed to be going door-to-door surveying people in the Washington, DC, area about their employment situation was faking the responses. As it turned out, that guy — Julius Buckmon — … Continue reading

Women in the US Labor Force – A new databook by the BLS

In 2012, 57.7 percent of women were in the labor force, down 0.4 percentage point from 2011. Men’s labor force participation, which always has been much higher than that for women, also edged down in 2012, from 70.5 percent to 70.2 percent. (See tables 1 and 2.) The overall unemployment rate for women in 2012 … Continue reading

May US Job Report – Employment rose by 217,000, returning employment to its pre-recession level, and UR unchanged

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 217,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services and drinking places, and transportation and warehousing. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate held at … Continue reading

US – The state of the labor market in figures

In advance of the monthly employment report from BLS, the Center for American Progress today released an analysis of the current state of the U.S. labor market. The analysis takes an in-depth look at data beyond the unemployment rate, and finds that the rest of the statistics we have on the labor market paint a … Continue reading

Jobs – 6 ways to use the data from the BLS

Here are six other ways you can use the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you on the road to talent acquisition: 1. Shift your focus to a high-growth industry. 2. Gain insight into regional salary expectations. 3. Persuade a candidate that a career move will up their earnings. 4. Figure out how picky you can afford … Continue reading

The Fastest-Growing Jobs in the US / A Closer Look

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. But there are two catches Continue reading

Labor force projections to 2022 for the US / The overall labor force participation rate is expected to decline writes the BLS

Because of the decreasing labor force participation rate of youths and the prime age group, the overall labor force participation rate is expected to decline. The participation rates of older workers are projected to increase, but remain significantly lower than those of the prime age group. A combination of a slower growth of the civilian … Continue reading

US / Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by only 148,000, before government shutdown

The BLS notes that ‘Over the year, the labor force participation rate has declined by 0.4 percentage point, while the employment-population ratio has changed little’. Those are not good news. Continue reading

US / Employment increased by 169,000 in August and and the unemployment rate was little changed

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.3 percent, the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in retail trade and health care but declined in information. Household Survey Data Both the number of unemployed persons,  at 11.3 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.3 percent, changed … Continue reading

US / 38 percent adult workers with at least bach degree did work at home Continue reading

US / Employment increased by 195,000 in June as unemployment rate remained at 7.6 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent Continue reading

US / The number of American working was up by only 17,000

The headline ” Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 157,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 7.9 percent”, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. But the number of those working (SA) was up by only 17,000, after last month 28,000. This is by far not enough for a dent in the … Continue reading

Unemployment Rates / International Comparison using american concepts

  The International Labor Comparisons by the BLS The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program adjusts data to a common conceptual framework because direct comparisons of national statistics across countries can be misleading due to differing concepts and methods. ILC data are used to assess U.S. economic and labor market performance relative to that of other countries and to … Continue reading

US / Nearly 6.9 million people out of the labor force want a job

In January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics significantly reduced its projections for medium-term labor force participation. The revision implies that recent participation declines have largely been due to long-term trends rather than business-cycle effects. However, as the economy recovers, some discouraged workers may return to the labor force, boosting participation beyond the Bureau’s forecast. … Continue reading

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