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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Manufacturing and International Trade Report

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

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/MITR/2014/2014%20Manufacturing%20and%20International%20Trade%20Report.pdf

Provides a comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. From the Census Bureau.

 

Freight Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/FF%26F_complete.pdf

A collection of statistics on the volume and value of freight shipments in the U.S. plus information on the industry and infrastructure behind these shipments and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States. 2016 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt481.pdf

Annual guide prepared for legislators which compares Virginia with other states in such areas as education, health, taxes and spending, and transportation. Also offers a snapshot of trends compared to the previous year. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Summary of the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016_Outlook_Summary.pdf

Summary of the full report which foresees growing federal budget deficits over the next 10 years. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51129-2016Outlook.pdf

Predicts the budget deficit will increase after six years of decline if current laws remain unchanged. Also offers predictions about growth in the U.S. economy for the 2016-2020 period. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Which Industries Need Workers? Exploring Differences in Labor Market Activity

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/which-industries-need-workers-exploring-differences-in-labor-market-activity.htm

Examines job openings, hires and separations for individual industries, and then categorizes industries as having high or low job openings. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/data-tools/cbb/rae.html

Allows planners, economic development staff, and students to identify key demographic and economic data for a defined region built around one or more counties. Creates economic profile reports for the designated region. From the Census Bureau

 

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/big-data-tool-inclusion-or-exclusion-understanding-issues/160106big-data-rpt.pdf

Examines benefits that “big data” can offer business firms, especially in providing services to underserved populations, and possible risks in worsening disparities or discrimination. Includes a section on Considerations for Companies in Using Big Data. From the Federal Trade Commission

 

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