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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Worker Displacement: 2013-2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

3.2 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for 3+ years during the 2013-2015 period.  By January 2016, 66% of the displaced workers were reemployed.  Includes characteristics of the displaced workers, reasons for job loss, industry or occupation involved, and earnings comparisons of current and former jobs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2016 World Population Data Sheet

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Statistics

Features statistical tables with country level population, health, and environment data.  From the Population Reference Bureau

World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for Youth, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_513739.pdf

Finds that current world economic conditions will lead to an unemployment rate for youth of 13.1% in 2016, up from 12.9% in 2015.  Also explores inequalities in labor market opportunities for younger people.  From the International Labour Organization


Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


DOD Security Cooperation: An Overview of Authorities and Issues

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations

Examines the controversy that has arisen over the increasing role of the Department of Defense in security cooperation missions involving foreign countries and the diminishing role of the State Department.  Includes an extensive listing of DOD security cooperation authorities and whether State Department involvement is required.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

Categories: Federal State Relations,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

Text of final rule that assists states in creating payroll-deduction IRA plans for workers in the private sector who don’t have access to an employer-provided savings arrangement. The rule provides guidance by providing a safe harbor from preemption of state laws by ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).  The rule becomes effective in 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.  From the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor


Governor McAuliffe’s Year-End Address to the Joint Money Committees of the General Assembly

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Announces revenues rose only 1.7% compared to forecast of 3.2% resulting in $1.5 billion shortfall and belt-tightening measures including diversion of money earmarked for salary increases for state workers to fill the revenue gap.  From the Office of the Governor


An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Projects that the deficit under current law will be larger this year than predicted in March but that deficits will be smaller over the 2017-2026 period.   From the Congressional Budget Office