Tagged: bureau of labor statistics

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

by Lee Hogan 8/27/2014 10:13 am

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas.

Recession Sees Cutbacks as Americans' Autos Get Older

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Americans reduced their annual spending on vehicles during the Great Recession, while at the same time the age of their vehicles increased, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment Rates Down in 29 States, including Arkansas, in February

by Lee Hogan 3/28/2014 10:36 am

Arkansas was one of 29 states to see jobless rates decrease in February from the previous month. But the state's unemployment rate remained above the national average.

Jobless Rate Down in Most Arkansas Metros

by Lee Hogan 3/21/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point in January compared to numbers from a year ago.

Work Status, Employer Size Are Key in Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2013 12:00 am

Providing a snapshot of worker benefits in the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in March 2013, 85 percent of full-time private industry employees had employer-provided medical care. Only 24 percent of part-time workers had medical care benefits available.

Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 372K

by Associated Press 1/3/2013 9:54 am

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.

Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Drop to 343K, Best in 2 Months

by Associated Press 12/13/2012 11:30 am

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the lowest in two months.

US Economy Adds 146K Jobs, Unemployment Rate to 7.7 Percent

by Associated Press 12/7/2012 7:36 am

The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 370,000

by Associated Press 12/6/2012 8:44 am

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.