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Occupational Employment and Wages May 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ocwage_03252015.pdf

Latest semi-annual report on employment and wages.  The all-occupations mean wage was $47,230 and, of the 10 leading occupations in terms of numbers employed, only registered nurses had annual mean wages higher than the average.  Shows detailed occupations by number of employees and mean hourly and annual wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Private Health Insurance: Early Evidence Finds Premium Tax Credit Likely Contributed to Expanded Coverage, but Some Lack Access to Affordable Plans

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669165.pdf

Examines the affordability of health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, including the effects of the advance premium tax credit.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Food Access Research Atlas

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx#

Presents a spatial overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility and more.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

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

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/the-importance-of-data-occupations-in-the-us-economy.pdf

Identifies occupations where data analysis and processing are important and measures the extent of employment and earnings in these occupations.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/achievement-gap-narrows-high-school-graduation-rates-minority-students-improve-faster-rest-nation

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Changes in Family Welfare from 1994 to 2012: A Tale of Two Decades

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.frbatlanta.org/-/media/Documents/research/publications/wp/2014/wp1426.pdf?la=en

Investigates how two developments—the female/male wage ratio’s rise and the growing share of households in which the wife is the principal wage earner—affected family welfare, especially during the 2000s.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Full-Time, Year-Round Workers and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Sex and Detailed Occupation: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Median%20earnings%20by%20occupation%20031015.xlsx

Statistical table which shows median earnings for men and women by detailed occupational categories with an additional column showing women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s for that job category.  From the Census Bureau

 

Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2015/january/wages-education-college-labor-earnings-income/

Finds one cause for growing labor market polarization in the wage gap between those with bachelors’ degrees and those with graduate degrees.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

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