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Employee Tenure in 2014

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the length of time workers have been with their current employer by demographic characteristics, occupation, and industry.  The overall median for U.S. workers was 4.6 years in January 2014.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science receive the highest earnings over a 20 year period and those in education, English, and performing/visual arts the lowest.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained Below the National Average in 2013

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on  the employment levels and unemployment rates of doctoral scientists and engineers including social sciences by field of doctorate, years since earning degree, and race/ethnicity/gender.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Teacher Follow-up Survey: First Look

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Tracks the movement or non-movement of teachers between schools, school districts, public/private schools, or away from the teaching profession, and reasons for those movements.

From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Press release about new set of occupational tables for college graduates.  Finds that men still dominate the fields of engineering and computer science.  Includes link to statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau


Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2010

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

More than 80 data tables with information about doctorate recipients in STEM, psychology, and other social sciences fields,  including demographic characteristics, employment status, median annual salaries and occupational field.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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