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QWI [Quarterly Workforce Indicators] Explorer

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

Interactive data analysis tool which allows user to compare and rank labor-force indicators such as employment, job creation and destruction, hires, and wages across a wide range of firm and worker characteristics.  Compare wages by worker sex and age across counties or rank job creation rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups.  From the Census Bureau.


Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House


Problems Paying Medical Bills: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January 2011 – June 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides updated estimates on the percentage of persons under age 65 who were in families having problems paying medical bills, by selected demographic variables.  The overall figure was 19.8% or 52.8 million persons in the first 6 months of 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Identifies characteristics of the population aged 100 and over.  The vast majority of centenarians (81%) are female.  The report also covers educational attainment, income, and poverty status of this population.  From the Census Bureau


Occupational Employment and Wages May 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Semiannual report that provides statistics on the number of people employed and the wages they earn in various occupational categories.  The largest occupational categories, such as retail salespersons and cashiers, earn the lowest wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Health Insurance Coverage Status by Selected Demographics, Year and Quarter 2010 – September 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

A sequence of five statistical tables showing health insurance status by age, race/ethnicity, gender, and poverty status.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2012

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

Reports that 46.5 million people or 15% of the nation’s population lived below the official poverty level.  10.6 million were working full-time or part-time but below the poverty level.  Provides information about demographic, educational, occupational, and family characteristics of the working poor. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2013

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

Reports that 1.5 million U.S. workers earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour  in 2013 and that another 1.8 million earned less.  Also provides characteristics of minimum wage earners by age, sex, race/ethnicity, occupation, industry, marital status, education and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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