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Earl Gregg Swem Library

E-Stats 2016: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2016, revises previously released estimates for 2015 and earlier, and places these estimates in historical context.  From the Census Bureau


Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines the postsecondary enrollment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that enrollment increased from 2006 to 2011, then decreased by 2015 with the largest decrease coming in two year institutions.  From the Census Bureau


Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing: 2016

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

Reports that productivity declined by 3.2% in 2016, the largest annual decline since the series began to be tracked in 1987.  14 of 18 manufacturing industries experienced productivity declines.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Real personal income grew on average by 1.1% in 2016 after increasing 4.7% in 2015.  Among states, the range varied from a high of +3.3% in Utah to a low of -3.6% in Wyoming.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Gross Domestic Product by State: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2017

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

GDP increased in 47 states in the fourth quarter of 2017 and in the past year.  Washington State experienced the highest growth in 2017.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Govt Finance,India,Japan,Korea,Switzerland

Latest semi-annual report to Congress, which adds India to the monitoring list of major trading partners due to their currency policies.  Blames the growing U.S. trade deficit on lower domestic demand growth in the trading partners’ countries, trade and investment barriers, and undervalued currencies in some countries.  From the Office of International Affairs of the Department of the Treasury


Notice of Determination and Request for Public Comment … China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines

Explains rationale for proposing tariffs on Chinese goods and lists at the eight digit harmonized code level the items targeted.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


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