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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Mexico,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40784.pdf

80% of Mexico’s exports go to the U.S.  This report covers Mexico’s efforts to diversify trade partners with 11 free trade agreements involving 46 countries.  Also covers the implications of this diversity for U.S. interests. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among Children, Teens

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0412-diabtes-rates.html

Reports on results of a study, the Search for Diabetes in Youth, which found a rise in the disease among children and teens, especially for minority groups.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

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

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-59-county-business-patterns.html

Agency press release which provides highlights of employment gains in U.S. counties including highest growth rate.  Also covers county information about largest payrolls and number of establishments. Accompanies release of County Business Patterns and Zip Code Business Patterns for 2015 under Data tab.    From the Census Bureau

 

A Profile of the Working Poor, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/working-poor/2015/home.htm

Puts the number of “working poor,” those with jobs but earning below the official poverty level, in 2015 at 8.6 million.  Women and minorities were more likely to be among the working poor.  Statistical tables show trends since 2007 and demographic characteristics of the working poor including education attainment, occupation, and labor market problems.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/famee_04202017.pdf

In 2016, 6.5% of families included an unemployed person, down from 6.9% in 2015.  Includes statistics on employment and unemployment by family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of U.S. Adults with Hypertension Who Are Unaware of Their Hypertension, 2011-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db278.pdf

Presents recent national estimates of adults with hypertension who have not been told by a health care provider that they have high blood pressure. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Arts Assessment 2016, Grade 8

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Headlines,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2016/

Reports results separately for music and visual arts for eighth graders on the National Assessment of Education Progress exams.  In both areas, score gaps between White and Hispanic students narrowed from 2008 tests.  Female students scored higher in both areas than males.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Debt Burden of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017436.pdf

Provides statistics on the increasing amount of debt owed by those graduating in the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees, but also on the lifetime earnings premium of those obtaining such degrees.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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