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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sources of Statistics [Great Britain]

Categories: Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-12.pdf

Briefing paper which brings together sources of British and international statistics on 27 subject areas grouped by social and economic categories.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/12.

 

Regional and State Unemployment, 2014 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/srgune_03042015.pdf

Annual average unemployment rates declined in all 50 states, while the U.S. unemployment rate decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 6.2% in 2014.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

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

An annual national census of persons who die either during the process of arrest or while in custody.  This report gives an overview of the ARD program, describes the data collection methods, and assesses the quality of the data in cases involving law enforcement homicides.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Drug-Poisoning Deaths Involving Heroin: United States, 2000-2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db190.pdf

Provides a description of trends and demographics for heroin-related drug-poisoning deaths in the U.S. from 2000 through 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Changing Shape of American Cities

Categories: Maps/Geography,Statistics,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/ChangingShape-AmericanCities_UVA-CooperCenter_February2015.pdf

Describes demographic changes in U.S. metropolitan areas since 1990, especially the revitalization/gentrification of inner city cores and the movement of lower income people to inner suburbs.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Suicide Trends Among Persons Aged 10-24 Years, United States, 1994-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a1.htm

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for persons 10-24 and totaled 5,178 deaths for this age group in 2012.  This report analyzes suicide rates by sex, age group, race/ethnicity, region of residence and method of suicide. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

POM Releases Recruitment, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Roadmap

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Labor/Employment

http://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2015/03/redi-roadmap-announcement/

Agency press release about plans for improving the federal hiring process with links to the REDI website  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

2020 Census: Key Challenges Need to be Addressed to Successfully Enable Internet Response

Categories: Govt Finance,Population/Census,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668329.pdf

Reviews the Census Bureau’s efforts to offer an Internet response option for the 2020 Census including key challenges, estimated costs and savings via Internet, and whether the Internet option will help to reach historically hard-to-count populations.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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