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Work Experience of the Population, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information on the number and percentage of people by gender, race, and Hispanic/Latino ethnicity who were employed part time or fulltime and those who were unemployed.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Commuting Times, Median Rents, and Language Other Than English Use in the Home on the Rise

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Agency press release on the average commuting times, median rents, and language use from the five-year estimates (2012-2016) released in the American Community Survey.  The five year estimates, a replacement for the so-called long-form Census, present detailed demographic, housing, social, and economic information for even small population localities.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Office-Based Physician Visits, 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines office-based physician visit rates by age and sex, visit characteristics, insurance status and more.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Criminal Victimization, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Covers the characteristics of crimes and victims, and outcomes of victimization.  Includes both property and violent crimes, domestic violence, and weapon use.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Examines the rate at which students change majors and how it varies depending on degree program and field of study.  Math and natural sciences majors were the most likely to change after their initial declaration.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Issues and Challenges in Measuring and Improving the Quality of Health Care

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Provides an overview of the current state of quality measurement in health care delivery—mainly public reporting programs and pay-for-performance incentives—and illustrates the key issues and challenges that arise in measuring and improving the quality of providers.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Beyond Nutrition and Organic Labels: 30 Years of Experience With Intervening in Food Labels

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Uses case studies of five food labels to show the economic effects and tradeoffs of a federal role in setting product standards, verifying claims, and enforcing truthfulness.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Occupational Requirements in the United States, 2017

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides brief summary of information about the physical demands, environmental conditions, education and training, and mental requirements for jobs within the U.S. economy.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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