Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data 2006, 9th ed.1598880055
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Ed. by Eva E. Jacobs.
The primary purpose of this volume is to present approximately 200 tables of data gathered from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
A research agency of the U.S. Department of Labor; it compiles statistics on hours of work, average hourly earnings, employment and unemployment, consumer prices and many other variables. (BLS See Bureau of Labor Statistics. ) and other sources on workers, industries, wages, prices, productivity, and international comparisons. Along with the tables, editor Jacobs (Chief of the Division of Consumer Expenditure Surveys The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) is a national account conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor and administered by the Census Bureau. at the BLS for over 20 years) includes 22 charts calling attention to noteworthy trends. Each major section is preceded by a brief description of data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the tables are derived. The sections are devoted to the presentation of data related to population, labor force, and employment status; employment, hours, and earnings; occupational employment and wages; projections of labor force and employment by industry and occupation; productivity and costs; compensation of employees; prices; consumer expenditures; occupational safety and health; labor management relations; foreign labor and price statistics; and the American American, river, 30 mi (48 km) long, rising in N central Calif. in the Sierra Nevada and flowing SW into the Sacramento River at Sacramento. The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill (see Sutter, John Augustus) along the river in 1848 led to the California gold rush of Time Use Survey. Also included are three articles on recent trends in employment, the relationship between labor costs and inflation, and how the BLS measures price change for motor fuels in the consumer price index. Through 1990, the US Government Printing Office published the predecessor of the Handbook (irregularly ir·reg·u·lar
1. Contrary to rule, accepted order, or general practice: irregular hiring practices.
2. ). That version is cited in the Guide to Reference Books.
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