The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.
//UNION2 QCT Test 7/27/2023// In 2010, the union membership rate was 11.9 percent, down from 12.3 percent
a year earlier. The number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions declined by 612,000 to 14.7 million.
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African American or Black History Month originally began as a week of observance in February 1926. To celebrate Black History Month, 2018, this issue of Spotlight on Statistics presents some historical data and projections on Blacks in the labor force. read more »
This article focuses on part-time workers who chose to work part time in 2016 and the noneconomic reasons for doing so. read more »
In 2020, the overall unemployment rate (jobless rate) for the United States was 3.9 percent; however, the rate varied across race and ethnicity groups. Among the race groups, jobless rates were higher than the national rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (6.6 percent), Blacks or African Americans (6.5 percent), people categorized as being of Two or More Races (5.5 percent), and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (5.3 percent). read more »