Press release with link to detailed tables. Population estimates for local areas are James City County = 63,735, York County = 61,140, and Williamsburg=12,729. From the Census Bureau.
State tax collections totaled $715.2 billion in fiscal year 2009, down 8.6% from 2008. Five states led by Wyoming at +14.9% had increases, while Virginia was one of 14 states with declines of more than 10%. From the Census Bureau.
Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths 2002-2006
Called “the silent epidemic” because complications from such injuries may not be readily apparent. This report covers the number of such injuries occurring each year, the groups most affected, and the leading causes of brain injuries. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Provides statistics on alternative schools including the availability and number of alternative schools and programs, the number of students enrolled, and district policy on returning students to regular schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics.
Compares job losses in either small or large firms during two previous recessions to the worse situation during the current recession where job losses have occurred in all size firms. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. employers are not required by law to provide paid leave benefits for their employees. This issue of Program Perspectives examines paid sick leave benefits, including the percentage of employees with access to paid sick leave benefits and employer costs for sick leave. Reports that paid sick leave benefits were available to 61% of private industry workers and 89% of state and local government workers in March 2009. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Enterprise: Operational Overview and Oversight Challenges for Congress.
Examines how the department is organized and how it supports key activities such as threat assessments, border security, infrastructure protection, and information sharing with governmental and private partners. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.