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Women in STEM: 2017 Update

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

http://www.esa.gov/sites/default/files/women-in-stem-2017-update.pdf

Reports on the lagging participation of female workers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.  Finds that women filled 47% of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but only 24% of STEM jobs.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Projections of Occupational Employment, 2016-26

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/pdf/occupational-projections-charts.pdf

Offers projections for more than 800 occupations over the next decade.  Also shows education, experience, and training needed to enter occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Projections 2016-2026

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf

Estimates an increase of 11.5 million workers by 2026 for a total of 167.6 million in the U.S.  Also sees energy industry-related technician positions as the fastest growing occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Native Americans,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/2016/home.htm

Describes labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity  groups in the U.S., including labor force participation, occupations, educational attainment, earnings, and unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

FREDcast Forecasting Game

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/fredcast/

Economic forecasting game involving CPI inflation, GDP growth, unemployment, and payroll jobs.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

Startup Firms Created Over 2 Million Jobs in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/business-dynamics.html

Agency press release with statistics on the number of new business ventures and the number of jobs created by them.  Also compares job creation rates in 2015 with recent years.  Includes links to more detailed info in Business Dynamics Statistics data sets.  From the Census Bureau

 

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