Bureau of Labor Statistics News

Viewpoint: Trucking Is Deadly for Truckers, and Lots of Other People

Of the major industries for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported workplace fatality rates for 2018, truck transportation was the most dangerous, with 28 deaths per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers. To be sure, there are jobs more dangerous than driving …

Long Trend of Declining Workplace Accident Rate Stalls in 2018

The workplace injury rate for private-sector workers has been dropping year after year for decades. But 2018 was not one of those years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and …

The Future Looks Terrible for U.S. Nursing Home Costs

The results of a six-year study by Georgetown University Medical Center revealed just how fast U.S. nursing home prices have been increasing all across America. And the future looks just as grim. Dr. Sean Huang, the study’s lead author, said …

Commission Ruling Adds to Pressure for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

A federal commission decision that an employer had a duty to protect a social services worker who was stabbed to death by a client, even though the company did not violate any specific safety standard, reinvigorated advocates who are calling …

Louisiana Reports 144 Workplace Fatalities

A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The Advocate reports the data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two …