Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

American Housing Survey, National Summary Tables 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics—ahs-2013.html

Presents summary statistical data for the national on such topics as single-family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, vacant units, housing costs, recent moves, and more.  Provides link to summary tables aggregated into a single Excel workbook.  From the Census Bureau


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the nation’s poverty rate according to the official measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the effect of federal noncash benefits.  The official measure showed 45.8 million in poverty in 2013 while the SPM showed 48.7 million.  From the Census Bureau.


Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines the relationship between obesity and depression, the use of antidepressant medications, and gender/race/ethnicity implications.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO)

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Predicts falling winter home heating and gasoline retail prices. Includes projected winter fuel expenditures by fuel and region.  From the Energy Information Administration


The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Finds that extended benefits increased the unemployment rate slightly in the most recent recession but did not affect the labor force participation rate.  From the Federal Reserve


Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Population/Census,Statistics

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 using a model-based analysis that takes into consideration commodity prices and projected population growth.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Virginia Energy Plan, October 1, 2014

Categories: Energy,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Lengthy document which includes emphasis on strengthening renewable energy sector, improving energy conservation, and developing new nuclear energy technologies.  Also includes sections on general energy information, separate sections for each major energy type, and a chapter on advanced vehicle technology.  From the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy


Governor McAuliffe Announces Actions on the FY2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Announces decisions made by the Governor on ways to produce savings and eliminate the revenue shortfall in the state’s FY2015 budget plan.  From the Office of the Governor