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U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Claims that the Current Population Survey is vulnerable to data falsification though the committee investigation did not show a link between alleged data falsification and the national unemployment rate.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Joint Economic Committee


Hampton Roads Trends in Employment by Occupation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides statistics on fastest growing and fastest declining jobs by occupation in Hampton Roads over the latest year for which figures are available.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Labor Force Participation Elasticities of Women and Secondary Earners Within Married Couples

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Examines whether women or the lower-earning spouse have larger labor force participation elasticities.  Finds that lower earning spouses are more likely to start or stop working than women, except when a couple starts a family.  From the Congressional Budget Office


School Enrollment: Detailed Tables

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

8 tables on enrollment at all education levels with demographic characteristics of enrollees.  From the Census Bureau


Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census

Examines the reasons for the continuing decline in the percentage of the population not participating in the labor force.  From the Federal Reserve Board


Wage Differentials: How Jobseekers Can Use Them to Analyze Occupational Wage and Cost of Living Data by U.S. Area

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses how wages for similar jobs differ over geographic area and therefore provide an additional perspective for evaluating pay offers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employee Tenure in 2014

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the length of time workers have been with their current employer by demographic characteristics, occupation, and industry.  The overall median for U.S. workers was 4.6 years in January 2014.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau


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