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  • United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Handbook of Labor Statistics. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1927-1985. , accessed on July 12, 2016.

    "Based on Handbook of Labor Statistics, formerly issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Includes the Bureau's projections of employment in the U.S. by industry and occupation. Provides a wide variety of data on the work force, prices, fringe benefits, and consumer expenditures."

  • The Handbook of Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. Compiled in the midst of a dramatic economic downturn, the 13th edition allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with past history. The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including: Employment and unemployment Earnings Prices Productivity Consumer expenditures Occupational safety and health Union membership International labor comparisons And much more! Features of the publication In addition to over 200 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides: Introductory material for each chapter that contains highlights of salient data and figures that call attention to noteworthy trends in the data. The tables in each section are also preceded by notes and definitions,which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived. The introductory notes also include references to more comprehensive reports. These reports provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures. New in the 13th edition Chapter 10 "International Labor Comparisons" has been expanded to include additional tables. The new tables compare unemployment rates by sex and age, women's share of the labor force, and employment in agriculture, industry, and manufacturing in 10 different countries and real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per hour worked in 16 different countries. Chapter 13 "Income Data in the United States" also has been expanded to include more tables. The new tables in include data on the change in real median household income during recessions as well as median household and family income by state. New figures throughout the book on a variety of topics includingthe consumer price index, median income by state, and occupational safety and health. Interesting facts found in the 13th edition: In 2008, the unemployment rate increased to 5.8 percent from 4.6 in 2007. Real median household income fell between 2007 a

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