February 07, 2020
Workplace suicides reached their highest level in 2018 since we began tracking them in 1992. There were 304 workplace deaths by suicide in 2018, an increase of 11 percent from 2017. Since 1992, the fewest workplace suicides recorded was 180 in 2005.read full article ?
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February 06, 2020
Employment in membership associations and organizations, such as environment and conservation organizations, tends to be seasonal. Like environment and conservation organizations, employment in civic and social organizations peaks in the summer months. Employment in religious organizations tends to peak during the holiday season, while employment in political organizations peaks during election cycles.
February 05, 2020
There were 333,930 workplace injuries or illnesses in 2018 that resulted in the employee having days away from work and going to a medical treatment facility. That was 37 percent of the 900,380 cases in private industry in which an injured or ill employee needed days away from work to recover. The likelihood of visiting a medical treatment facility varies by the nature of the injury or illness.
February 04, 2020
Compensation costs for private industry workers increased 2.7 percent in 2019, compared with a gain of 3.0 percent in 2018. Wages and salaries increased 3.0 percent for the year ending in December 2019, while employers' costs for benefits rose 1.9 percent.
February 03, 2020
The union membership rate was 10.3 percent in 2019, compared with 13.4 percent in 2000. In 2019, the union membership in private industry ranged from 2.2 percent or lower in professional and business services; accommodation and food services; agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting; and finance and insurance. Union membership rates were above 14.0 percent in telecommunications; transportation and warehousing; and utilities.
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Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Workers’ Access to and Use of Leave from Their Jobs in 2017–18
Examines the reasons for which workers can take leave, their use of leave, and the reasons they did not take available leave even when they needed to.
- A look at employment and wages in U.S. establishments with foreign ownership
Examines employment and wages in U.S. establishments that have at least one foreign owner with at least 10 percent ownership.
- 25 years of Worker Injury, Illness, and Fatality Case Data
Examines detailed historical data on work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries.
- Occupational employment projections through the perspective of education and training
Examines employment, projected employment growth, and wages for occupations with different education and training requirements.