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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Which Industries Need Workers? Exploring Differences in Labor Market Activity

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/which-industries-need-workers-exploring-differences-in-labor-market-activity.htm

Examines job openings, hires and separations for individual industries, and then categorizes industries as having high or low job openings. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools/cbb/rae.html

Allows planners, economic development staff, and students to identify key demographic and economic data for a defined region built around one or more counties. Creates economic profile reports for the designated region. From the Census Bureau

 

Mean Age of Mothers is on the Rise: United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db232.pdf

Presents trends in the mean age at first and higher birth orders by race and Hispanic origin of mother and by state from 2000 to 2014. Mean age of mothers at first birth rose from 24.9 years to 26.3 in the time range covered by the study. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Persistence and Attainment of 2011-12 First-Time Postsecondary Students After 3 Years: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016401.pdf

Tracks the success of nontraditional students who entered higher education in the 2012-13 academic year; finds that 1% had completed a bachelor’s degree after 3 years and that 30% were not enrolled at any institution by the spring of 2014. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Final Report of the Commission on Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/media/5103/integrity-commission-final-report-dec-2015.pdf

Reviews recommendations by the commission in its first year and their fate in the legislature, then offers second year recommendations covering personal use of campaign funds, special session fundraising, legislator compensation, judicial selection, and budget cycle realignment among others. From the Commission

 

FOIA is Broken: A Report

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/FINAL-FOIA-Report-January-2016.pdf

Claims the power of the Freedom of Information Act to promote transparency in government is being lost to lengthy executive agency delays, excessive fees, and redactions in filling requests. From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, 2016

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/12/remarks-president-barack-obama-%E2%80%93-prepared-delivery-state-union-address

Text of the annual speech by the president as delivered on January 12, 2016 From the White House