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Earl Gregg Swem Library

World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for Youth, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_513739.pdf

Finds that current world economic conditions will lead to an unemployment rate for youth of 13.1% in 2016, up from 12.9% in 2015.  Also explores inequalities in labor market opportunities for younger people.  From the International Labour Organization

 

An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51908-2016_Outlook_Update-2.pdf

Projects that the deficit under current law will be larger this year than predicted in March but that deficits will be smaller over the 2017-2026 period.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

The Distribution of Asset Holdings and Capital Gains

Categories: Business/Economics,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51831-Capital_Gains.pdf

Examines the distribution of capital assets and net capital gains/losses in 2010 by type of asset and by the income and age of the asset holder.  From the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Analysis of Economic Studies

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44551.pdf

Provides an analysis of various studies and information on the types of economic models that are used to assess the impact of trade agreements and the importance of underlying assumptions.  Reviews a variety of government, intergovernmental, and academic economic studies. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Monthly Advance Economic Indicators Report, June 2016

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

http://www.census.gov/econ/indicators/advance_report.pdf

First ever such report that combines advance statistics on international trade in goods with new advance estimates for retail and wholesale inventories.  The new report will be released every month, approximately 25-29 calendar days after the close of the reference month.  From the Census Bureau

 

Business Research and Development and Innovation: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16313/pdf/nsf16313.pdf

Offers more than 60 statistical tables on research and development expenditures by businesses operating in the U.S. and the District of Columbia.  Also includes spending for R&D staff and information on patents.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Investment Climate Statements for 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/investmentclimatestatements/index.htm#wrapper

Country and economy-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other important factors for U.S. businesses in deciding on where to do business abroad.  Prepared in U.S. embassies and consulates, the statements cover strengths and weaknesses and recent trends in each economy’s environment for foreign investment. From the State Department

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod5.pdf

Reports that multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. decreased by an annual rate of 1.0% in 2014.   Includes historical trends in manufacturing and historical data on inputs and productivity. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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