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2012 Report of the U.S. Government for Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Geology/Mining,Nongovernmental organizations

First U.S. report in a new international initiative in which governments, companies, and nongovernmental organizations lay out the principles that guide oil, gas, and mining companies in providing security for their operations in a manner which respects human rights.  From the State Department


Employment in Green Goods and Services: 2011

Categories: Environment,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides statistics on total number of jobs in the green goods and services sectors of the U.S. economy, the breakdown between public and private sectors, trends, and detailed listings by industry by four digit NAICS codes.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment Situation of Veterans: 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

The unemployment rate for post 2001 veterans declined by 2.2 percentage points to 9.9% in 2012.  Provides unemployment data by gender, race, ethnicity, period of service, and compares to figures for nonveterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries 2011

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Labor productivity rose in 63% of detailed manufacturing industries in 2011, down from 78% in 2010.  Provides details to the 4-digit NAICS code level.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Household Debt in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that the median household debt in the U.S. has increased from $50,971 to 2000 to $70,000 in 2011.  Offers further information on household debt by age, and composition of the debt.  From the Bureau of the Census


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-September 2012 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures including diabetes, asthma, immunization, obesity, physical activity, health insurance, medical care use, access to care, and health status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey January-September 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that in the first 9 months of 2012 45 million persons lacked health insurance at the time of interview and 33 million had been uninsured for more than  one year.  Also covers other characteristics of the uninsured.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics

An estimated annual average of 259,700 nonfatal violent and property hate crimes occurred against persons 12 and older.  Classifies crimes by types of bias as perceived by victim including, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or association.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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