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Apology for Past Discrimination Toward Employees and Applicants Based on Sexual Orientation

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Sex Issues

https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/01/266711.htm

Brief statement from the Secretary of State apologizing for past discrimination against LGBTI employees and applicants.  From the State Department

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Offers information on hundreds of occupations by 25 broad groups including duties, pay, educational and training requirements, and job outlook.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Underemployment Among Hispanics: the Case of Involuntary Part-time Work

Categories: Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/underemployment-among-hispanics.htm

Examines changes in the prevalence of involuntary part-time work in the 1971-2014 period and how such patterns have affected Hispanic workers, especially those without citizenship, since 1981.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2015 American Housing Survey Statistics for Selected Metropolitan Areas

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps01.html

Press release announcing availability of housing statistics for major metro areas including the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-DC-VA-MD-WV area.  Data include housing costs, repair frequency, reason for moving, and even food insecurity.  Requires use of AHS Table Creator to build customized tables.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27-64: United States, 2014-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db268.pdf

Finds that unmarried women in the specified age range were more likely than married women to have had an offer of health insurance from their own employer.  Almost 17% of married women were offered health insurance only through their spouse’s employer.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Births: Final Data for 2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf

Presents 2015 data on U.S. births according to such characteristics as race, Hispanic origin, maternal age, live-birth order, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  There were 3.9 million births and a fertility rate of 62.5 per 1,000 women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Report on Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea,Sex Issues

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/266853.htm

Report on human rights abuses in North Korea, mandated by 2016 law, which identifies persons responsible for serious human rights violations and describes such violations and acts of censorship.  Covers extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, rape, forced abortions,  and other sexual violence.  From the State Department

 

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