Each month, the Current Employment Statistics program publishes detailed employment data. Because the data are subject to multiple revisions, end users often need access to information that details how the data have changed over time. Vintage data tables are a valuable tool, providing users with all published data, from original estimates to the most up-to-date figures.
As many of you may be aware, the U.S. Census Bureau recently completed a review of public comments received in response to a proposal to remove five questions from the American Community Survey beginning in 2016. These questions, which were identified through a comprehensive content review process conducted in 2014, included the following:
Reconstructing the Map: Statistics, Statecraft, and Data Visualization in Nineteenth-Century America
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U.S. nonfarm payroll employment continued to grow steadily in 2014, adding 3.1 million jobs, according to the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey. This article uses CES data to discuss how private and public industry employment, hours, and earnings changed over the year. Job gains in 2014 were widespread across industries, with all broad industry groups experiencing employment increases. Employment growth was concentrated in the service-providing sector and led by industries that have been adding jobs for some time.
The state-of-the-art processes implemented by BLS provide key new flexibilities and efficiencies in calculating and measuring price changes in the economy. It’s important to note the methodology underlying production of the CPI has not changed and the new system is not designed to produce a higher or lower estimate of price change, but it improves efficiency, saves money, and provides an opportunity for more research and faster innovations in the future.
Announcing a Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) course,
organized by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society!
September 8-11, 2015
Ethical Dilemmas in Research:
Reflecting on Problems, Principles, and Practices Beyond the IRB