Catherwood Library has an extensive collection of bulletins, reports, and periodicals published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. These publications provide a wealth of historical and current data on the U. S. labor environment, as well as selected information on non-U.S. countries.

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  • Facts of the Catch: Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities to Fishing Workers, 2003-2009 

    Janocha, Jill (2012-08-01)
    Fishers and related fishing workers deal with a set of working conditions unique among all other occupations. This occupation is characterized by strenuous work, long hours, seasonal employment, and some of the most hazardous ...
  • Labor Market Risks of a Magnitude-6.8 Hayward Fault Earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area: An Update 

    Holden, Richard J.; Luo, Tian; Heidl, Anne; Mann, Amar (2016-10-01)
    [Excerpt] This Beyond the Numbers article updates a previous BLS Regional Report, “Labor market risks of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Alameda County,” that provided estimates of potential exposure to San Francisco Bay ...
  • Gasoline Prices: Cyclical Trends and Market Developments 

    Hoglund, Lori E. (2015-05-01)
    Gasoline prices experience volatility often credited to fluctuations in the crude oil market, but gasoline is subject to its own supply and demand pressures. Cyclical trends such as seasonal changes in refining costs, ...
  • Tenure of American Workers 

    Hipple, Steven F.; Sok, Emy (2013-09-01)
    Information on employee tenure—the length of time that workers have been with their current employer—may not grab headlines or get mentioned in social media as frequently as other measures of the labor market, such as ...
  • BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Self-Employment in the United States 

    Hipple, Steven F.; Hammond, Laurel A. (2016-03-01)
    [Excerpt] Although it is possible to identify the incorporated self-employed separately, they are counted as wage and salary workers in the official statistics because, legally, they are employees of their own business. ...
  • People Who Are Not in the Labor Force: Why Aren't They Working? 

    Hipple, Steven F. (2015-12-01)
    People who are neither working nor looking for work are counted as “not in the labor force,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since 2000, the percentage of people in this group has increased. Data from the ...
  • Employment Patterns in Political Organizations 

    Himes, Douglas (2016-05-01)
    This Beyond the Numbers article takes a look at employment and wage data for the political organizations industry from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. This industry is strongly affected by the ...
  • Gold Prices During and After the Great Recession 

    Hergt, Brian (2013-02-01)
    Gold, a highly valuable precious metal, has many practical uses that span multiple industries. Historically, one of the primary uses of gold has been to make objects, such as jewelry. Malleability is one of gold’s special ...
  • Spending on Pets: "Tails" from the Consumer Expenditure Survey 

    Henderson, Steven (2013-05-01)
    Nearly three-quarters of U.S. households own pets. There are about 218 million pets in the United States, not counting several million fish. Pet ownership crosses many demographic boundaries, with Americans of different ...
  • Expenditures of Urban and Rural Households in 2011 

    Hawk, William (2013-02-01)
    The United States is a nation of great diversity. Large houses and big red barns are found on the open farmlands of the Midwest while apartments and coffee shops occupy rs of busy city streets. The varying landscapes shape ...

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