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Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2016

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2016/home.htm

2.2 million workers had wages at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in 2016 and represented 2.7% of all hourly paid workers.  This report presents highlights and statistical tables  on U.S. workers who earned at or below the federal minimum wage.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-databook/2016/home.htm

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-at-work/pdf/women-at-work.pdf

Examines changes in women’s labor force participation and educational attainment with comparisons to statistics for men.  Covers such topics as how people spend their time, spending of single women on various categories of expenditure, ratio of women’s to men’s earnings, fatal work injuries, and employment by industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Improvements to Measuring Net Worth of Households: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-143.pdf

The median net worth of American households in 2013 was $80,039. This report discusses what gets measured to determine net worth and includes charts to show the percentage of net worth represented by each type of asset.  From the Census Bureau

 

Monthly and Average Monthly Poverty Rates by Selected Demographic Characteristics: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-145.pdf

Presents monthly and average monthly poverty rates in the U.S. and how they differ across such demographic characteristics as age, sex, race, and family status.  From the Census Bureau

 

An Introduction to Poverty Measurement

Categories: Income/Poverty

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44780.pdf

Discusses how poverty is measured by the U.S. government, the two standard measures–the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure–and the history and background of these measures, including the HHS Poverty Guidelines.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Taxpayers with Zero Income Tax Liability: Trends Over Time and Across Income Levels

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Taxes

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IN10667.pdf

About 44% of U.S. households pay no federal income tax.  This brief report examines the reasons for this situation and looks at variations, and the reasons for these variations, over time.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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