Monthly Labor Review

A monthly publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that contains analytical articles on employment and unemployment, prices, compensation, working conditions, productivity, and other topics. Includes tables of current labor statistics, book reviews,

Articles from Vol. 125, No. 7, July

Contingent "New Economy" Jobs? (Precis).(Employment Relationships in the New Economy)
Are "new economy" jobs more likely to involve contingent or alternative employment relationships? Before that question can be answered, "new economy" jobs need to be identified. David Neumark and Deborah Reed, in "Employment Relationships in the...
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Expenditures of Single Parents: How Does Gender Figure in? Regression Analysis Indicates That, for the Most Part, Expenditure Patterns Are the Same for Both Families Headed by a Single Father and Families Headed by a Single Mother; among the Few Differences Found Were Effects Due to Income, Marital Status, and Age. (Expenditures of Single Parents)
Over the last few decades, the proportion of traditional two-parent families has been declining. In 1980, married couples headed 81 percent of all family households with their own children under 18. By 1999, the figure had fallen to 72 percent....
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Planning Ahead: Consumer Expenditure Patterns in Retirement: The `Graying' of the Population Creates a Need to Examine the Role That Retirement Plays on Expenditure Decisions of Various Demographic Groups of Retirees. (Expenditures in Retirement)
The fastest growing segment of the U. S. population is composed of those aged 65 and older. The Bureau of the Census reported that in 1994, 1 in 8 Americans was in this age group, but projects that the ratio may be as high as 1 in 5 by 2050. Furthermore,...
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Producer Price Highlights during 2001: The Decline of the PPI for Finished Goods in 2001 Was the Largest in 15 Years; Prices for Natural Gas and Crude Petroleum Fell Back to 1999 Levels. (Producer Prices, 2001)
The Producer Price Index (PPI) for Finished Goods declined 1.6 percent in 2001, the largest calendar year decrease since a 2.3-percent drop in 1986. This index rose 3.6 percent in 2000, and 2.9 percent in 1999. Finished goods are commodities that...
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