The Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. It allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with that of the past.
This publication includes several tables throughout the book examining the extensive effect that coronavirus (COVID-19) had on the labor market throughout 2020. A chapter titled “The Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Labor Force” includes new information on hazard pay, safety measures businesses enforced during the pandemic, vaccine incentives, and compressed work schedules. In addition, there are several other tables within the book exploring its impact on employment, telework, and consumer expenditures.
This edition of Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics also includes a completely updated chapter on prices and the most current employment projections through 2030.
The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of information on a variety of topics. In addition to providing statistics on employment, unemployment, and prices, it includes information on topics such as:
Features of the publication:
In addition to over 215 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides:
Mary Meghan Ryan is a senior research editor for Bernan Press. She is also the editor for Employment, Hours, and Earnings: States and Areas; and co-editor for County and City Extra and Places, Towns and Townships. In addition, she serves as the associate editor for Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change.