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College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2015 High School Graduates

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/hsgec_04282016.pdf

Reports that 69.2% of youth who graduated from high school in the January-October 2015 period were enrolled in college in October.  Also provides information on enrollment by sex and race, on participation in the labor force by recent graduates, and the unemployment rate (20.7%) for recent graduates not enrolled in college.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/econ/susb/

Statistics on businesses in U.S. counties and metro areas.  Includes number of firms, employment, and annual payroll.  From the Census Bureau

 

San Francisco and Travis, Texas Lead Nation in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-71.html

Agency press release which identifies the leading U.S. counties for employment growth during 2014.  Four of the leading counties were in California.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/minimum-wage/2015/home.htm

Offers statistics on the number and percentage of workers at or below the federal minimum wage, plus their demographic, social, and geographic characteristics.  Virginia was one of four southern states with the highest percentage of hourly paid workers at or below the federal minimum wage.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Self-employment in the United States

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/self-employment-in-the-united-states/pdf/self-employment-in-the-united-states.pdf

Examines recent trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.  Estimates that 10.1% of all U.S. workers were self-employed in 2015.  Includes both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2015/index.htm

The annual report, now in its 40th year, on the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Each country report follows a standard format with sections devoted to civil liberties, political freedoms, corruption in government, human trafficking, and worker rights.  From the State Department

 

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prin.pdf

Productivity rose in 31 of 63 manufacturing and mining industries in 2015 while unit labor costs rose in 46 of them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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