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. 116, No. 7, July

Incidence and Type of Disability Insurance Benefits, 1958-90
Sickness and accident insurance plans have provided replacement income for disabled workers throughout the second half of the 201h century. These plans originally were available to employees primarily through collective bargaining agreements: today,...
Industry Employment and the 1990-91 Recession
The Nation's longest peacetime expansion officially ended in July 1990 as the economy entered its first downturn since the 1981-82 period. Nonfarm employment had peaked a month earlier, in June 1990, and then fell for 10 consecutive months. Nearly...
Productivity in Industry and Government: 1973-91
The focus in the past year on economic developments--particularly stagnating American living standards and the ability of U.S. industries to compete successfully in an increasingly global economy-has led to a- great deal of discussion about productivity....
Profiles in Safety and Health: Hotels and Motels
Hotels and motels are homes away from home for business travelers and vacationers, offering both temporary lodging and relief from housekeeping chores back home. In attending to their guests and guestrooms, this Nation's hotels and motels employ about...
Seasonal Employment Falls over Past Three Decades
Over the course of a year, employment levels undergo sharp fluctuations due to seasonal changes in weather, reduced or expanded production, harvests, major holidays, and the opening and closing of schools. These swings follow a more or less regular...
Women and Jobs in Recessions: 1969-92
Some recent statements in the media reveal a belief that women lose jobs in recessions before men do, and in proportionately larger numbers.(1) These perceptions are not supported by the facts. This article discusses employment of women in recessions,...