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Annual Statistical Supplement [Social Security]

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical compendium with more than 240 tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration


Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2014

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Biennial report which includes more than 100 statistical tables with data on the major sources and amounts of income for people aged 55+ and their poverty status.  Also covers related social insurance and welfare programs.  See also Income of the Aged Chartbook 2014.  From the Social Security Administration


Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Offers statistics on the number and percentage of workers at or below the federal minimum wage, plus their demographic, social, and geographic characteristics.  Virginia was one of four southern states with the highest percentage of hourly paid workers at or below the federal minimum wage.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Food Assistance Landscape: FY2015 Annual Report

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Examines federal spending for 15 food assistance programs and trends in the prevalence and severity of household food insecurity in the U.S. through 2014.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


U. S. Food Commodity Consumption Broken Down by Demographics, 1994-2008

Categories: Education,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Who eats what?  This report examines food availability and consumption for 63 commodities by consumers’ age, gender, income, race/ethnicity, and education. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


FCC Modernizes Lifeline Program for the Digital Age

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet,Welfare/Social Services

Agency news release about the federal order which expands the Lifeline program, which has helped make telephone service available to the poor since 1985, to broadband Internet service.  Includes links for further information.  From the Federal Communications Commission


State Personal Income 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

State personal income grew on average by 4.4% in 2015, ranging from 6.3% in California

to -0.2% in North Dakota.  Provides details by state and industry.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Tyson Foods, Inc v. Bouaphakeo

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

6-2 Supreme Court ruling upholding a class action lawsuit in favor of workers at an Iowa pork-processing plant.  The case involved the use of statistical averages to document a lack of compensation for time spent preparing for work shifts in the plant.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


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