The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for approximately 830 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.
From November 2015 to November 2016, U.S. import prices decreased 0.1 percent and export prices decreased 0.3 percent. read more »
Annual data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey show that the labor market continued to trend upward throughout 2018, with job openings and hires at their highest levels since the series began in December 2000. read more »
Testing a new Topic: In 2017, 80.4 million workers age 16 and older in the United States were paid at hourly rates, representing 58.3 percent of all wage and salary workers. Among those paid by the hour, 542,000 workers earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 1.3 million had wages below the federal minimum. Together, these 1.8 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum made up 2.3 percent of all hourly paid workers. read more »