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This chart shows how Americans spend every single minute in the average day

This is your life, America: hour by hour, minute by minute. The latest American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor statistics tracks, in exhaustive detail, where the sands in your hourglass go. In the chart below, I've plotted the average American weekday and weekend day according to these numbers.   "Average" is the […]

Older Americans watch way more TV than younger Americans

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the results of the 2014 American Time Use Survey, in which about 11,600 Americans are asked how they spent their time on a particular day. BLS took a closer look at how Americans spend...Show More Summary

10 Best Illinois Cities For Starting A New Business

Illinoisans are used to less-than-great economic news about the state, especially when it comes to jobs and business. But new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) seemingly contradicts the notion that new businesses avoid...Show More Summary

This Is How Americans Are Balancing Their Days With Work, Sleep, And More

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its 2014 American Time Use Survey and the results show that Americans would rather spend their time sleeping and watching TV than making money at their job. The annual survey included... Read more The post This Is How Americans Are Balancing Their Days With Work, Sleep, And More appeared first on Business Pundit.

What Is the Federal Reserve Doing?

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its numbers for inflation and for real wage movements. The numbers reflected the weak numbers of the first quarter for economic growth: Zero inflation and zero real wage growth in the past three months. Show More Summary

Here's what Americans do all day

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the results of the 2014 American Time Use Survey, an annual survey of around 11,000 Americans who are asked to give a detailed description of what they did on a particular day. Using that data, the BLS can estimate how much time people spent on various activities on average. Show More Summary

Steady-as-She-Goes for Most State Labor Markets in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s May State Employment and Unemployment report showed most states continued on the generally positive—albeit somewhat unremarkable—track they’ve been on for the past year.

A Job Is Not a Job Is Not a Job

One of the really good things that David Stockman does in his Contra Corner blog is dissecting incoming economic statistics. One of his favourite targets is the monthly non-farm employment figures produced by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Show More Summary

Higher Gasoline Costs Help Increase Consumer Prices at Fastest Pace in Over 2 Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the consumer price index rose by 0.4 percent in May, its fastest monthlyRead the Rest...

CPI increased 0.4% in May, Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims decreased to 267,000

From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index wasShow More Summary

20 Photos That Show What It's Like To Be A Working Dad

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 92.8 percent of fathers with children under 18 were either working or looking for work in 2014. In honor of Father's Day, we asked the working dads of the HuffPost Parents Facebook community for photos that capture their experience. Here are 20 photos that show what it looks like to be a working dad. Show More Summary

Inside the Market's Mind: Productivity, Growth and In(ter)ventions

Productivity is hot. As a topic that is. As a measure, however, it has cooled as Chart 1 below shows for both emerging and developed markets. In the US, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported the first sequential...

The Average Wage of Almost Every Job in America

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Redditor Dan Lin took on the daunting task of compiling 820 jobs and their wages into this massive list. The data comes from the U.S.  Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The top of the spectrum is entirely pink (medical professions) with fast food cooks and dishwashers bringing up the rear. The graph is pretty cumbersome, so you'll probably want to view it on Imgur. Click to enlarge

This Epic Chart Shows The Wages Of Nearly Every Job In America

Reddit user Dan Lin has created an epic chart that shows the mean-wage breakdown for every single profession in America tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of the top wages are owned by people working in the medical field while the... Read more The post This Epic Chart Shows The Wages Of Nearly Every Job In America appeared first on Business Pundit.

Increased Food and Energy Costs Pushed Producer Prices Higher in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that producer prices for final demand goods and services increased 0.5 percent in May,Read the Rest...

JOLTS: Manufacturing Net Hiring Was Negative for the Third Consecutive Month

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that net hiring in the manufacturing sector was negative for the third consecutive month.Read the Rest...

Manufacturing Employment Increased by 7,000 in May

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that manufacturers added 7,000 net new workers in May. This continues a softer-than-desired paceRead the Rest...

D.C.-area housing market enjoys a resurgence

A resurgent housing market in the D.C. region has been a welcome sign this year. After a disappointing 2014, the market has been sturdy the past six months.Local job growth is helping propel the market. Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics...Show More Summary

Managing the Restless Millennial Employee

"Should I stay or, should I go now?" This is a question millennial employees ask themselves far more regularly than workers of other generations. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials - those between 18 and 34 years old - have an average job tenure that's an eyeblink compared to the median for their older colleagues. Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 5.4 million in April, Highest on Record

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings rose to 5.4 million on the last business day of April, the highest since the series began in December 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

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