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Wealth, Asset Ownership, and Debt of Households: Detailed Tables: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

These tables highlight annual household net worth estimates at the national level and are broken down by selected characteristics such as race, household structure, and poverty status.  From the Census Bureau


Four Years After a Bachelor’s Degree: Employment, Enrollment, and Debt Among College Graduates

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

Covers graduates’ employment history, amount of debt, current salary, and their experiences with unemployment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Annual Statistical Supplement 2016 [Social Security]

Annual statistical data book with more than 240 statistical 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


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2016

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

Reports that the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in 2016 was 4.3%, down from 4.9% in 2015.  Also offers information on weekly earnings and demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Agency press release which provides highlights of employment gains in U.S. counties including highest growth rate.  Also covers county information about largest payrolls and number of establishments. Accompanies release of County Business Patterns and Zip Code Business Patterns for 2015 under Data tab.    From the Census Bureau


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2015

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

Puts the number of “working poor,” those with jobs but earning below the official poverty level, in 2015 at 8.6 million.  Women and minorities were more likely to be among the working poor.  Statistical tables show trends since 2007 and demographic characteristics of the working poor including education attainment, occupation, and labor market problems.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Debt Burden of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides statistics on the increasing amount of debt owed by those graduating in the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees, but also on the lifetime earnings premium of those obtaining such degrees.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

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

Compares differences in wages and benefits for federal and private-sector workers and finds the differences vary depending on the employees’ educational attainment.  From the Congressional Budget Office



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