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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Reports that the multiemployer program, which guarantees the pensions of ten million workers and retirees is running a $42 billion deficit, up from $8.3 billion in the previous year, due to the weaknesses in a minority of company plans which are expected to become insolvent.  From the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation


Free Trade Agreements: U.S. Partners are Addressing Labor Commitments, but More Monitoring and Enforcement are Needed

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

Examines the extent to which 20 countries involved with 14 Free Trade Agreements with the U.S. are living up to provisions relating to fundamental labor rights and how well U.S. agencies are enforcing those provisions. From the Government Accountability Office


Baccalaureate Degree Recipients’ Early Labor Market and Education Outcomes: 1994, 2001, and 2009

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares experiences of three different graduation classes in terms of work or further education by field of major one year after graduation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release with recruitment numbers for each branch of the service and for active and reserve components.  From the Department of Defense


Millennials: Finding Opportunity in Federal Service

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Youth

Summarizes results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey about how government employees feel about their jobs and how these findings can help managers recruit members of the millennial generation to federal service.  From the Office of Personnel Management


Trafficking in Human Beings

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

Second working paper on trafficking in human beings in Europe.  Includes detailed statistics on victims by country and demographic characteristics.  From Eurostat


Trafficking in Human Beings 2010-2014: Eradicating the Slave Trade

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

Press release about efforts in the European Union to end human trafficking.  Includes links to a report on the 2012-2016 EU strategy and a statistical report for the 2010-2012 period.  From the European Commission


Rural America at a Glance: 2014 Edition

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes weak recovery from the recession of 2007-2009 in rural areas of the U.S. where employment remains well below its pre-2007 level and poverty persists.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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