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Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs1112.pdf

 

Offers data on the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.  See also the Federal Justice Statistics, Statistical Tables for 2011 and 2012.  Also examines trends in drug arrests. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015026.pdf

These tables provide detailed estimates on the sources of funds that graduate students used to finance their advanced education over a 16 year period.  The data includes demographic characteristics, academic characteristics, programs of study, costs of programs, cumulative indebtedness of students, and types and amounts of financial aid received.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Workers’ expectations about Losing and Replacing Their Jobs: 35 Years of Change

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/workers-expectations-about-losing-and-replacing-their-jobs.htm

Workers are less secure about retaining their jobs or finding new jobs today than they were in the 1970s.  Provides statistics on worker insecurity by gender, race, age, education level, and occupational category.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Union Members 2014

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf

Annual report on union membership in the U.S.  Reports that the union membership rate was 11.1% of American workers, down 0.2 from 2013.   Also provides information on private vs public sector rates, median weekly earnings of union versus nonunion workers, union membership rates among states and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Afghanistan’s Emerging Mining Oligarchy

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR358-Afghanistan-s-Emerging-Mining-Oligarchy.pdf

Describes the potential mineral riches within Afghanistan and the potential for corruption in their exploitation during a period of civil turmoil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Report to Congress Under Section 319 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/section-319-fair-accurate-credit-transactions-act-2003-sixth-interim-final-report-federal-trade/150121factareport.pdf

Sixth and final report in a series of investigations into the accuracy of credit reports.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

The Quality of our Nation’s Waters: Water Quality in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 1991-2010

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1360/pdf/circ1360report.pdf

Contains the major findings of national and regional assessments of the quality of groundwater in the 60+ principal aquifers that supply most of the groundwater used in the U.S. for drinking, irrigation, and other uses.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Scotland in the United Kingdom: An Enduring Settlement

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/397560/Scotland_Settlement_print_ready.pdf

Draft policy paper which describes additional powers to be devolved to Scotland by the British government following the September 2014 vote of the people of Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8990

 

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