For over 50 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook has been the U.S. government's premier career guidance publication. Revised every two years, the Handbook "provides essential information about prospective changes in the world of work and the qualifications that will be needed by tomorrow's workers" (Alexis M. Herman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.). The newly published 1998-99 Edition provides invaluable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future.
Examines the time period 1992-93 when the economy was emerging form the recession. Provides information on the Consumer Price Index, the gross national product and consumer expenditures for the year. Chapters include quintiles of outlays versus quintiles of income, health care spending, nine text tables, four charts, nine reference tables, selected metropolitan statistical areas, age of references and annual expenditures.
This report shows the results from a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the characteristics of benefit plans provided by medium and large firms. It provides data on a broad cross section of employees of the nation's private industries. However, it excludes the public sector. Data were collected from three occupational groups : 1) professional-administrative, 2) technical-clerical and 3) production.
This statistical supplement to the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides data to support the information presented in the Handbook. Researchers can compare over 500 occupations on factors such as employment changes, job openings, earnings, unemployment rates, and training requirements.