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Arts and Cultural Contributions to the Creative Economy

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Defines the creative economy as value added by industries identified as “copyright intensive” and asserts that copyright-intensive industries contributed $869 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012.   The production of arts and cultural goods accounted for half or $433 billion.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


The Economics of Early Childhood Investments

Categories: Business/Economics,Children,Education,Govt Finance

Attempts to estimate the economic benefits  to investments in early childhood development and education.  Suggests that for every $1 dollar of investment in early learning initiatives, society would derive $8.60 worth of benefits.   From the Council of Economic Advisers


U. S. Net International Investment Position: End of the Fourth Quarter and Year 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

U.S. net international investment position was -6,915.3 billion as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets.   Table shows detailed breakdown by type of investment.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Multifactor productivity increased at a 0.9% annual rate in 2013.  Provides charts and tables with historical trends in productivity back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014…..

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.2% in the 4th quarter of 2014.  Real GDP increased 2.4%  in 2014 from the 2013 annual level.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Trends in Long-Term Unemployment

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines trends in long-term unemployment following the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the characteristics of people who have experienced lengthy unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Budgetary and Economic Outcomes Under Paths for Federal Revenues and Noninterest Spending Specified by Chairman Price, March 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Taxes

The projections in this report represent an assessment of how federal debt and economic output would evolve from 2016 to 2040 under paths for revenue and noninterest spending proposed by Tom Price, the chair of the House Budget Committee.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2015 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Taxes,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Annual guide showing how Virginia compares to other states in areas such as education, health, taxes and spending, transportation and more.  New tables in 2015 are Per Capita Gross State Product and Per Capita Public Safety Expenditures.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


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