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 »
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.
Although it is commonly believed that inheritances contribute to the inequality of household wealth, economists Edward N. Wolff and Maury Gittleman find that the present value of wealth transfers (gifts and inheritances) as a share of current net worth declined during the 1989–2007 period.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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