Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2014
Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data
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About the author
Mary Meghan Ryan is a senior research editor for Bernan Press. She is also the editor for State Profiles: The Population and Economy of Each U.S. State; Employment, Hours, and Earnings: States and Areas; and Vital Statistics of the United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data. In addition, she serves as the associate editor for Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change.
The Handbook of U.S. 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. The seventeenth 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;
- 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;
- notes and definitions, which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived;
- references to more comprehensive reports which provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures.
The seventeenth edition of Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics also covers many new topics:
- Labor force and employment projections from 2012 to 2022
- More employee benefit tables including: financial benefits, nonproduction bonuses, and unmarried domestic partner benefits
- A section on volunteering in the United States
- Several new tables on international labor comparisons
- Figures on topics such as the labor force, household income, eldercare, labor productivity, and employment
; June 2014
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Title: Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2014
Author: Mary Meghan Ryan
In the press
This is the 17th edition of a well-known reference work that is published for analysts in the field. This work supplies historic information collected in the monthly Current Population Survey, offering more than 225 tables presenting data on employment status in the U.S. population based on factors such as age, sex, race, and marital status. Current data has been added to the historic information. Also new to this edition are a section in chapter 1 on volunteers, benefit tables in chapter 6, and new tables in chapter 10. . . . Fourteen chapters cover the following topics: population labor force and employment status; employment hours and earnings; occupational employment and wages; labor force and employment projections by industry and occupation; productivity and costs; compensation; recent trends; labor-management relations; prices; international labor comparisons; consumer expenditures; the American Time Use Survey; income data in the U.S. (from the Census Bureau); and Occupational Safety and Health. . . . This work is a valuable tool for those needing access to U.S. labor statistics. Its historical approach allows comparisons and trend identification over different time periods. It offers a wide variety of data about labor in the United States all in one place.