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Regional and State Unemployment: 2015 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

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

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10455.pdf

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

http://fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp1_02.pdf

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/nonprofits-in-america.htm

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

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/2015%20Data%20Mining%20Report%20FINAL.pdf

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

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812243.pdf

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

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/7203832/3-04032016-AP-EN.pdf/790eba01-381c-4163-bcd2-a54959b99ed6

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

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2016/index.htm

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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