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Consumer Expenditures in 2011

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that consumer spending increased for the first time in three years with average annual expenditures at $49,705, up 3.3% from the previous year.  Shows average annual expenditures by various categories of spending such as housing, food, transportation and so on.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides data on the location, characteristics, and use of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S.  Covers nearly 15,000 facilities. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Revised Estimates Suggest Troubled Economy: Special Report #23

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports that the Hampton Roads metro area lost 4,100 jobs between December 2013, and January 2014, the largest one month drop since April 2009.  Adjustments to monthly employment surveys also determined that regional employment at December 2013 was 10,400 lower than previously estimated.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Employment Situation of Veterans: 2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

Unemployment rate for veterans who served since 2001 was 9% in 2013, while the jobless rate for all veterans was 6.6%.  Also provides data on employment status for veterans by age, sex, race, and education attainment.  Also provides state level data.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics