Employment, Hours, and Earnings 2008
Author: Bernan Press
Editor: Mary Meghan Ryan
A special edition of the Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics, this reference brings together a wealth of
employment data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and provides a detailed and timely picture
on employment, hours, and earnings for eachstate, the District of Columbia, and the nation's 100 largest
metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Readers who are involved in public policy, and those conducting
private and public sector analysis of state and local labor market conditions, can use the data to
determine the health of the economy and the need for federal assistance. Private industry members can
also use the data to identify suitable locations when making decisions about plant locations and
wholesale and retail trade outlets. State andlocal jurisdictions can use the data to determine the need for
services, including training and unemployment assistance, and for planning and budgetary purposes.
Special features of this volume include more than 250 tables presenting...