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Multiple Job Holding in States in 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Reports on the fluctuations among the states from a national average of 4.9% in the proportion of workers in each state who hold jobs in more than one state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports that 52.7% of young people were employed in July 2015, little changed from a year earlier.  Also provides statistics on the employment status of the population 16 to 24 years old by sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity, and by the industries employing them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Who Drives to Work? Commuting by Automobile in the United States: 2013

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Transportation,Urban Issues

Focuses on patterns of commuting by private vehicle among U.S. workers in 2013.  Highlights differences in rates of automobile commuting by key population characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, and the types of residential communities.  From the Census Bureau


2012 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Latest release includes detailed information on number of business firms by type, number of employees, and receipts by county and metro area.  From the Census Bureau.


SEC Adopts Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Press release about adoption of regulation that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer to the median compensation of its employees.  The disclosure, to be revealed in annual reports, proxy and registration statements, is mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

10.5 million individuals were among the working poor, those who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force but whose incomes fell below the official poverty level.  Also provides information about demographic characteristics, education attainment, and occupation of the working poor.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


A Better Measure of Economic Growth: Gross Domestic Output (GDO)

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes what Gross Domestic Output is (the average of GDP and gross domestic income), reviews its recent trends, and explains why it can be a more accurate measure of current economic growth and better predictor of future growth.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurements, Trends, and Drivers

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49% per year.  This report looks at the factors behind that growth and whether such growth is expected to continue.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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