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Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2017

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/forbrn_05172018.pdf

Reports on the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers, 4.1% in 2017, down from 4.3% in 2016.  Includes demographic characteristics of these workers, occupations pursued, and earnings.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/rpp/2018/pdf/rpp0518.pdf

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

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Seventeenth Report to Congress

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

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/259196/WELFAREINDICATORS17THREPORT.pdf

Latest in a series of reports on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reports that the share of the U.S. population in 2015 receiving more than half of their income from government welfare programs amounted to 4.6% of the population or 14.7 million persons.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Race, Economics, and Social Status

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/race-economics-and-social-status/pdf/race-economics-and-social-status.pdf

Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors in U.S. society by race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/pdf/bachelors-degree-outlook.pdf

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

 

Consumer Expenditures in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/consumer-expenditures/2016/home.htm

Show average expenditures, income, and characteristics for consumer units.  Highlights spending patterns for 2016, including a brief discussion of expenditure changes for the year.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

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

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/education-pilot.html

Press release announcing the availability of the first data sets from a program on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The initial data covers students who graduated from the University of Texas System.  From the Census Bureau

 

Debt After College: Employment, Enrollment, and Student-Reported Stress and Outcomes

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018401.pdf

Provides estimates of financial, employment, and enrollment outcomes in the four years following graduation for students with various levels of student loan debt.  Offers the amount students borrowed, ratio of loan payment to monthly salary, occupation, bachelor’s degree major, postbaccalaureate enrollment characteristics, and demographic characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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