November 17, 2016
In 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unveiled the Producer Price Index (PPI) nonresidential building construction initiative with the publication of an index for new warehouse building construction. PPI has since added nonresidential building construction indexes for schools, offices, industrial buildings, and health care buildings.read full article »
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November 03, 2016
In March 2016, 25 percent of private industry workers had no access to employer-provided medical care or retirement benefits. Employers offered both medical care and retirement benefits to 58 percent of private industry workers. Nine percent of workers had access to medical care benefits but not retirement benefits, while 8 percent had access to retirement benefits but not medical care benefits.
November 02, 2016
Among workers who participated in employer-provided medical plans, 84 percent were in plans that required them to contribute toward the cost of the premiums for single coverage; 92 percent were in plans that required them to contribute toward the cost of the premiums for family coverage. For workers with an average wage in the lowest 10 percent, the average employee contribution was higher than for workers with an average wage in the highest 10 percent.
November 01, 2016
Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.3 percent for the 12-month period ending September 2016. Costs for wages and salaries increased 2.4 percent over that period, while benefit costs increased 2.3 percent.
October 31, 2016
Workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers occurred at a rate of 3.0 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2015. The 2015 rate, which is 0.2 cases lower than the 2014 rate, continues a pattern of decreases since 2003 (except 2012).
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Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
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Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.