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One Hundred Years of Current Employment Statistics: Busting CES Myths

Categories: History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses some of the most common misunderstandings about the Current Employment Statistics survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Assessing the Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Part-Time Employment

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Considers whether penalties in the Affordable Care Act for large employers who do not offer health insurance to full-time workers has brought about an increase in the use of part-time labor.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank


Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88 to 2011-12

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines numbers and demographic characteristics of newly hired teachers from main paths: newly graduated, delayed entrant from another type of occupation or activity, transferring teacher from another district or system, and re-entering profession after a period away from teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Looks at injury/illness data and employer costs of compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Union Membership in the United States, 2016

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers.  Also examines union membership by demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment

Examines promising practices and continuing barriers in recruitment, hiring, and retention for advancing diversity in law enforcement.  Aims to assist law enforcement agencies, especially smaller police departments in promoting diversity in their workforces.  Includes case studies of six communities.  From the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment

Interactive site which allows user to select country or commodity good to check on exploitation of children or of forced labor.  Covers 139 goods and 76 countries.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the Department of Labor


2015 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Treaties

Describes the efforts of 137 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes definitions of working children, ILO Conventions related to child labor, regional analyses, and individual country profiles.  From the U.S. Department of Labor


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