December 12, 2013
Unemployment rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 280 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 79 areas, and unchanged in 13 areas. The national unemployment rate in October was 7.0 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 7.5 percent a year earlier. Full Text »
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Two sets of measures that historically have been of interest in helping to assess the strength of the economy are the price trends of U.S. exports and imports. BLS began publication of a limited set of export price indexes in 1971, followed 2 years later by a set of import price indexes. BLS developed these series in response to two key concerns: the validity of the import and export data from the Census Bureau and the nationâ€™s ability to compete in the global economy.
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Complete the statement with the correct percentages:
Among people who had completed a bachelor's degree or more education and were no longer enrolled in school, __________ were employed in civilian jobs during October when age 25. In comparison, __________ of high school dropouts were employed in civilian jobs in the October they were age 25.
Young adult employment varies by education.
Complete the statement with the annual percent increase in the price for gold ores:
In 2012, price increases for gold slowed, rising less than they had in each of the previous 4 years. The __________ increase in 2012 was the smallest yearly increase since the 2.6-percent advance in 2008.
Gold prices rise more than 100 percent since 2008.
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