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Although manufacturing output has grown overall, the growth has not been equal among manufacturing subsectors. The change in manufacturing jobs over the last two decades also differs substantially on a geographic basis. 

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Are you familiar with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)? If so, you probably associate the BLS with either jobs and unemployment reports, or statistics quoted by politicians (sometimes incorrectly or out of context) who want to make a point. However, the BLS contains a treasure trove of other useful statistics and functions of which you are probably not aware.

For example, if you are entering college and have not decided on a professional career path, or are in the middle of a midlife career switch, you may want to consult the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH is a searchable database that contains information on over 500 careers, from accountants to zoologists.

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Are you familiar with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)? If so, you probably associate the BLS with either jobs and unemployment reports, or statistics quoted by politicians (sometimes incorrectly or out of context) who want to make a point. However, the BLS contains a treasure trove of other useful statistics and functions of which you are probably not aware.

For example, if you are entering college and have not decided on a professional career path, or are in the middle of a midlife career switch, you may want to consult the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH is a searchable database that contains information on over 500 careers, from accountants to zoologists.

Careers may be sorted and analyzed in five categories: med...

Facts About The Labor Force

Labor Day Statistics (Infographic)

Do You Make More Than Your Classmates?

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The total civilian labor force is almost 160 million people, according to the July 2020 Employment Bulletin from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 143.5 million of the labor force is currently employed, while 16.3 million are unemployed – over 10 million more unemployed than a year ago. 117.3 million of those employed are full-time workers. Hopefully, you are one of them.

Do you think you are an average Joe or Jane when it comes to your participation in this labor force? To find out, test how you rank against worker data available from Gallup and the BLS:

Earnings – The most recent median weekly earnings for full-time employees (second quarter of 2020) was $1,002, or $52,104 over the full 52-week year. Medians are used for this data, meaning that half of the workers earn above this mark and half earn below this mark. Extremely high earners would skew the ...

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TRUMP: “The manufacturing sector is booming and the production index is at the highest reading since October of ’18, which was an extraordinary period of time.” — news conference Wednesday.

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The data used in this analysis is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections Report. Salary data is the median annual wage for 2018. For each occupation, its difference in salary from all occupations requiring the same level of education was calculated. Additionally, the projected employment growth for each occupation was calculated as its difference from the average of 7.4 percent across all occupations. The final list of occupations only includes those for which the education needed for entry is a bachelor’s degree or lower. Occupations are ordered by their respective median annual wages for 2018 as reported by BLS. For a full list of the 100 highest-paying occupation, see the original version on HeyTutor.

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