Posts Tagged ‘ Bureau of Labor Statistics ’

Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

Sep 8th, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which could be considered a bit soft, but the segment added 15,200 jobs in July (revised upward from 6,600), according to a report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

Jul 18th, 2014

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Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices increased 0.2 percent from May to June, getting back on track after [...]

Construction Employment Increases in 30 States from February to March

Apr 30th, 2013

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 30 states from February 2013 to March 2013. The largest increase was seen in Connecticut, where those employed in construction rose from 50,700 to 53,600—an increase of 5.7 percent. Additionally, Arkansas saw an increase in construction-related employment from 44,300 to [...]

Construction Employment Increases in 20 States from June to July

Aug 20th, 2012

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 20 U.S. states from the month of June to July 2012. The largest increase was seen in Rhode Island, where those employed in construction rose from 15.7 thousand to 16.3 thousand—an increase of 3.8 percent. Other states showing sizable increases [...]

BLS Reports Job Openings See Little Changed in June; Up Over the Year

Aug 10th, 2012

There were 3.8 million job openings on the last business day of June; little changed from 3.7 million in May, reported the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The hires rate (3.3 percent) and separations rate (3.2 percent) were also essentially unchanged in June. According to the BLS little changed with job openings in all [...]

Gross Job Gains Decreased in Fourth Quarter 2011; Gross Job Losses Increased

Aug 7th, 2012

From September to December 2011 gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments were 6.9 million, a decrease of 204,000 from the previous quarter, reported the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments were 6.5 million, an increase of 181,000 from [...]

BLS Releases U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

Jul 13th, 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that U.S. import prices fell 2.7 percent in June, following a 1.2-percent decrease in May. Lower prices for both fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the overall decline, according to the report. U.S. export prices also fell 1.7 percent in June after a 0.4-percent drop the previous [...]

BLS Reports 75 Percent of Businesses Use at Least One Green Technology

Jul 3rd, 2012

About three-quarters of business establishments reported the use of at least one green technology or practice during August 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. Green technologies and practices (GTP), the BLS reports, are those that lessen the environmental impact of an establishment’s operations. It adds that about 854,700 jobs, representing approximately 0.7 [...]

U.S. Import Prices Drop in May, Reports Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jun 12th, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that U.S. import prices decreased 1.0 percent in May after no change the previous month. Lower fuel and nonfuel prices each contributed to the May decrease in overall import prices. U.S. export prices also declined in May, falling 0.4 percent after a 0.4 percent [...]