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July 2015

Brainstorming Natural Capital in Cleveland

GM's Dr. Susan Smyth and DOC Chief Economist Dr. Sue Helper confab in ClevelandOn June 12th, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) headed to Cleveland, OH for the second of five Department of Commerce Natural Capital Business Roundtables. The roundtables will inform development of a DOC website to help businesses incorporate natural capital in their planning and operations. Natural capital includes the air, water, soil and living resources that provide a range of goods and services on which the global economy depends. 

What Do We Know About Temporary Help Workers in the United States?

Employment in the temporary help services industry continues to grow and reached an all-time high in June, after adding 20,000 jobs. This industry now accounts for 2.4 percent of all private sector jobs in the U.S. economy. 

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