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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study

Categories: Business/Economics,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Includes a statistical profile for each of the region’s 16 jurisdictions and 91 regional benchmarks covering progress in categories such as the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and overall quality of life.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD383.pdf

Estimates that salaries of state employees will be nearly 21% below the market by the end of calendar year 2012 if no adjustments to salaries are made.  Also shows comparison of average private industry and Virginia state salaries for various occupations, commonwealth pay bands effective November 2011, and the distribution of state employees by pay bands.  From the Department of Human Resource Management.


Texas Gains the Most in Population Since the Census

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release with list of fastest growing states and states with largest numeric increase in population since the 2010 Census.  Virginia had the 7th largest numeric increase with 96,000 additional population.  Includes links to detailed statistical tables showing July 2011 population estimates for states.  From the Census Bureau


Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2011

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Brings together for the first time in an annual report a comprehensive analysis of challenges facing the European Union in the areas of employment and social policy.  Covers among other topics changes in Europe’s job structure, recent increases in income inequality, and varying patterns of poverty and social exclusion.  From the European Commission


Pakistan: U.S. Foreign Aid Conditions, Restrictions, and Reporting Requirements

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Pakistan

U.S. assistance to Pakistan has become controversial with some suggesting that Pakistan is not a reliable partner in the struggle against terrorism.  This report provides a comprehensive list of existing laws and pending legislation containing conditions, limitations, and reporting requirements for U.S. foreign assistance to Pakistan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements With and Deliveries to Major Clients, 2003-2010

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Statistics

Includes the total dollar values of U.S. government to government arms sales agreements with top five purchasers and the total dollar values of U.S. arms deliveries to purchasers in five specific world regions.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists