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Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, workers in the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $21.83 in May 2013, similar to the nationwide average of $22.33. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that, after testing for statistical significance, wages locally were significantly higher than their respective national… Continue Reading Labor Statistics releases wage data from May 2013

Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information. Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the… Continue Reading Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

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Across the page from this editorial, you’ll see the results of our weekly online readers poll. We thought it would be appropriate to ask, as the unofficial summer season comes to its end with the Labor Day weekend, how people view the health of the local economy. More than 300 readers responded, a larger sampling… Continue Reading Let’s shake our local pessimism

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Employer costs for compensation for workers across the nation varied from a low of $25.88 an hour in the south to $32.85 in the northeast regions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employer costs in the West were $29.90 and in the Midwest were $27.66, according to the statistics. Wages and salaries in… Continue Reading Wages, salaries and benefits equal $29.90 in West

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