This article uses data for the period 2007–2012 to examine employment and wage trends in Pennsylvania’s oil and natural gas industry and to compare those trends with corresponding developments in the state’s coal mining industry.Read full article »
While it has not been unusual in the past couple of decades for recent college graduates to find themselves unemployed or underemployed, many of today‘s recent graduates are having a hard time finding good-paying, full-time jobs.
According to a Pew Research Center report, Millennial men and women appear to be starting their careers on a nearly equal footing in terms of pay, in large part because of women’s increasing educational attainment.
A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper discusses how an analysis of the effects of raising the minimum wage should focus on the impact on job creation among industries that are expanding and on job losses among declining industries.View all Beyond BLS articles »
Analyzing price movements within the Producer Price Index Final Demand–Intermediate Demand aggregation system
From 1950 to the mid-1970s, the labor force participation rate increased for women and decreased for men. This article also highlights changes during that time span in marriage patterns, fertility, educational attainment, and retirement patterns.
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