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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Regional and State Unemployment: 2017 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2017 annual average unemployment rates decreased in 32 states and were little changed in 18 states.  Overall the national jobless rate declined by 0.5% from the prior year to 4.4%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Manufacturing and International Trade Report: 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Compares export and import data from 10 digit harmonized code system with U.S. 7 digit NAICS codes for U.S. manufactured products.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Same-Sex Couple Households: 2005 to Present

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

Set of spreadsheets showing annual statistical portraits of same-sex couples from 2005 to 2016.  Includes information on age, race, educational attainment, presence of children in household, income, and housing tenure.  From the Census Bureau


Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Women

Asserts that 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy.  Includes demographic and geographic characteristics of those most likely and least likely to have been smoking during pregnancy.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Public School Teacher Autonomy, Satisfaction, Job Security, and Commitment: 1999-2000 and 2011-12

Categories: Education,Statistics

Focuses on teachers’ sense of autonomy based on selecting textbooks, freedom of choosing teaching content and techniques, control over grading and discipline, and determining the amount of homework to be assigned.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Jail Inmates in 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Offers data on inmates in local jails including population counts, inmate demographic characteristics, conviction status, per cent of jail capacity occupied and more.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2014

Categories: Education,Statistics,Youth

Includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12 month period, the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts, and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who complete high school.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Digest of Education Statistics

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

The annual compilation of educational statistics from elementary through graduate school.  Also offers international comparisons of education, federal funding of education, and outcomes of education. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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