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Industry Labor Productivity Trends from 2000 to 2010
February 2022

Labor productivity rose for most industries during the first decade of the millennium. The expansion of information technology (IT) that fueled rapid productivity growth during the 1990s continued after 2000, and improvements in IT hardware and software, mobile telecommunications, data communications, and the growth of the internet contributed further to productivity growth.

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Patch Test - Self-employment in the United States
January 2022

Patch test Since the late 1940s, data on self-employment have been collected regularly as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that provides employment and unemployment data for the Nation’s civilian noninstitutional population ages 16 and older.

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covid19-Race, Economics, and Social Status
February 2021

Social and economic status of an individual or group can be measured as blend of income, occupation, and education. Other measures of social and economic status include race, ethnicity, home ownership, family size, family types, and even types of foods purchased.

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covid -African Americans in the U.S. Labor Force
February 2021

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.