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Comparing Health Insurance Coverage and Costs for Employees in Lower-Wage versus Higher-Wage Establishments, Private Sector 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Employees in lower-wage establishments were less likely to be working where health insurance was offered.  A lower percentage of employees enrolled in health insurance plans when they were available in lower-wage establishments compared to the percentages in higher-wage establishments.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Premiums and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Private versus Public Sector, 2012

Categories: Govt Personnel,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Finds that nearly 87% of public and private sector workers were offered health insurance plans through their employer and that public sector employees paid more than private sector employees for single, plus-one, and family coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Setting the Record Straight on the FCC’s Open Internet Rules

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Statement of the commissioner clarifying the purpose and goals of the Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  From the Federal Communications Commission


Special Report: Tolls Reduce Tunnel Traffic, but Where did Everybody Go?

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Brief report on tunnel traffic volume since tolls were introduced at the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels in Norfolk in February 2014.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


Reading in the Mobile Era: A Study of Mobile Reading in Developing Countries

Categories: Literacy/Reading,United Nations

First ever study of mobile readers in developing countries.  Covers characteristics of readers, what they are reading, and what are the barriers.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2008-2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Real personal income across all regions rose by an average of 2.3% in 2012.  North Dakota with a 15.1% increase led all states in growth rate, while South Dakota was the only state with a decline in real person income.  Also includes regional price parities to reflect the purchasing power of personal income across regions.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2013 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

65.9% of 2013 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities in October 2013.  Contains two tables on the activities of 2013 high school graduates with information on demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census

Press release notifying the public of the availability of estimated population figures for the U.S. and all states as of July 1, 2013 and also components of change relating to births, deaths, and migration. Provides links to Population Estimates website and Current Estimates webpage.  From the Census Bureau


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