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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses: A Pilot Study of Job-Transfer or Work-Restriction Cases, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports results of a study to learn more about the case circumstances and worker characteristics for occupational injury or illness cases that resulted in days of job transfer or work restrictions for workers in six private industry subsectors in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


QWI [Quarterly Workforce Indicators] Explorer

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Interactive data analysis tool which allows user to compare and rank labor-force indicators such as employment, job creation and destruction, hires, and wages across a wide range of firm and worker characteristics.  Compare wages by worker sex and age across counties or rank job creation rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups.  From the Census Bureau.


Executive Order: Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Presidency

Removes prohibition of employees of federal contractors from discussing compensation received by employees to promote equal pay practices.  Prevents employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees who disclose or discuss compensation matters.  From the White House


The Rise in Women’s Share of Nonfarm Employment During the 2007-2009 Recession: A Historical Perspective

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Suggests that the resilience of women’s employment during  recessions resulted in women holding an unprecedented 50% of nonfarm jobs during the most recent downturn.  Includes chart displaying trends in men’s and women’s employment over the past 40 years. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Multifactor Productivity Trends: 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 1.5% annual rate in 2012.  Provides historical statistics back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Looks at the frequency with which health and defined-benefit plans are available to unmarried opposite-sex and unmarried same-sex partners.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Occupational Employment and Wages May 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Semiannual report that provides statistics on the number of people employed and the wages they earn in various occupational categories.  The largest occupational categories, such as retail salespersons and cashiers, earn the lowest wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Marijuana: Medical and Retail: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Guns,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Provides a current review of state and federal laws regarding the sale of marijuana for medical or retail purposes, the consequences of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, and Justice Department memoranda relating to marijuana. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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