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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Regional and State Unemployment: 2015 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

The annual average unemployment rates decreased in 47 states and the District of Columbia during 2015. This report includes regional and state employment to population ratios. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Nominations to the Supreme Court During Presidential Election Years (1900-Present)

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Govt Processes/Organization,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Provides data and analysis related to the eight nominations made to the Supreme Court during presidential election years from 1900 to the present. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Weather/Disasters

Latest revised edition of the volume which, for the first time, includes the term “climate change” in acknowledgment of the actual and potential impacts of global warming on military operations. From the Department of Defense, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Nonprofits in America: New Research Data on Employment, Wages, and Establishments

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides a statistical picture of the size and growth of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. in the 2007-2012 period. Includes some state-level data for nonprofit employment by selected industries. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2015 Data Mining Report to Congress

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Describes the activities, technology, and methods used by federal security officials, the sources of data used, the results of the activity, legal authorities supporting it, and the impact on citizen privacy. From the Department of Homeland Security


Seat Belt Use in 2015: Overall Results

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

Reports that seat belt use in the U.S. reached 88.5% in 2015, up slightly from 2014. Also reports on seat belt use by region, by law type, and by other major characteristics. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Record Number of Over 1.2 Million First Time Asylum Seekers Registered in 2015

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Provides statistics on the number and origin of refugees seeking asylum in European Union countries during 2015. From Eurostat


2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Laws/Regulations,United Nations

In two volumes, with the first focused on Drug and Chemical Control, and the second on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. Describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the drug trade. From the State Department


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