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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: 2007 Update

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment

A comprehensive review of thousands of public comments on the Family Medical and Leave Act program, regulations, and their impact on the workplace. Greatest source of friction between employees and managers arises from unscheduled intermittent leave issues. From the Department of Labor.

Annual Energy Review 2006

Categories: Energy,Statistics

Latest in a series of annual issues which cover production, consumption and reserves data related to major energy sectors such as petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear and renewable energy. From the Energy Information Administration

Persian Gulf Fact Sheet

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment

The Persian Gulf produced 28% of the world’s oil supply in 2006. This fact sheet covers background information, reserves, production and export data for oil and natural gas from the region, and data on who receives the largest share of the energy exports. From the Energy Information Administration.

American Time Use Survey—2006 Results

Categories: Labor/Employment

Employed persons worked 7.6 hours on average on the days they worked. 21% of employed persons did some or all of their work at home. The Time Use Survey is an attempt to find out what activities people do during the day and how much time they spend doing them. This 4th annual release of ATUS data includes new measures of time use by younger and older Americans. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2006

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Provides data on prisons and prisoners at the state and local level, including incarceration rates by state, characteristics of prisoners, and characteristics of prisons and jails. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2004

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports the results of a census taken every four years of state and local law enforcement agencies, including number of employees, number of agencies, and trends in law enforcement employment. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Why Did They Come to the U.S.? A Profile of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Science/Technology

Offers demographic, geographic, educational and occupational characteristics of immigrant scientists. Also offers reasons for why they chose to work in the U.S. From the National Science Foundation.

Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005

Categories: Education,Statistics

Provides data for high school dropout and completion rates over the last three decades and for characteristics of dropouts. Finds that youth from low-income families are six times more likely to dropout than those from high income families. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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