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AVERAGE TRAVEL TIME TO WORK OF WORKERS 16 YEARS AND OVER WHO DID NOT WORK AT HOME

Categories: Population/Census,Transportation

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Products/Ranking/2003/pdf/R04T040.pdf

Table which shows in minutes the average commuting time for workers by state. New York and Maryland have the longest average commuting times; Virginia ranked ninth. From the Census Bureau.

AUTHORIZED FEDERAL AND STATE WIRETAPS ROSE 19 PERCENT IN 2004

Categories: Crime/Justice

http://www.uscourts.gov/Press_Releases/04wiretapreport.pdf

Short news release with statistics from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. A total of 1,710 applications for wiretaps of wire, oral or electronic communications were authorized in calendar year 2004. No requested applications were denied and 634 persons were convicted from wiretaps terminated during 2004.

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE FEDERAL WORK FORCE FISCAL YEAR 2004

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/fsp2004/index.html

Federal employees filed 19,000 discrimination complaints against federal agencies during the 2004 fiscal year, a decline of 6% from the previous year. Complaints of age discrimination exceeded those for sex or race discrimination. Covers individual agency performance, the composition of the federal work force, and pay issues. From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

100 FASTEST GROWING COUNTIES: 2000-2004

Categories: Population/Census

http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/CO-EST2004-09.html

Table which shows the fastest growth counties since the 2000 Census was taken. Loudoun County, Virginia with a growth rate of 41% leads the nation’s counties in growth. From the Census Bureau.

VITAL STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES, 2000: VOLUME ONE: NATALITY

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh/statab/unpubd/natality/natab2000.htm

Data on birth, birth rates and fertility rates for the U.S. Also includes demographic characteristics of mother, data on low birth weight births, and some data by state and county of birth. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

WE THE PEOPLE OF MORE THAN ONE RACE IN THE UNITED STATES

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Native Americans,Population/Census

http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/censr-22.pdf

The latest in a series of Special Reports from the Census Bureau, this covers the demographic, economic, and social characteristics of those who indicated they were of more than one race on the 2000 Census form.

THE VIRGINIA CLASS OF 2004: GRADUATION RATES, TRENDS, AND REMEDIAL INITIATIVES: FINAL REPORT

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

http://141.104.22.210/VDOE/FinalGradReportwithIntroLetter.pdf

Study commissioned by the Virginia Department of Education to analyze outcome of class of 2004, the first year in which students had to pass Standards of Learning exams to gain a diploma. Found that graduation rates for Blacks and Hispanics dropped significantly but overall 74% of students earned a diploma in 4 years. Preceded by letter from Governor Warner.

HEALTH INSURANCE AND ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 19 YRS: US, 98-03

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ad/ad355.pdf

Provides national estimates of trends in access for children to medical care by health insurance coverage and poverty status since enactment of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) The percent of poor and near-poor children who were uninsured decreased by 25% during the period. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

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