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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Union Members 2015

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

The union membership rate for 2015 was 11.1%, unchanged from 2014. In 1983, the first year for such data collection, the membership rate was 20.1%. Also covers demographic characteristics of workers who were union members, plus wage and occupation information. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Which Industries Need Workers? Exploring Differences in Labor Market Activity

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines job openings, hires and separations for individual industries, and then categorizes industries as having high or low job openings. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-2017

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release describing the availability of the latest guide to career information covering 576 detailed occupations. Full information is available at From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

Tracks women’s historic participation in the U.S. labor force and their earnings. Also covers educational attainment, hours, disability, union membership, and veterans status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD492.pdf

Annual report on salaries paid to state employees and how they compare to salaries in the private sector. Finds that state salaries are 21% lower than those for comparable jobs in the private sector. From the Department of Human Resource Management


Work Experience of the Population, 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information on the proportion of the population that worked during the year and the number who experienced some unemployment. Breaks down numbers by race/ethnicity, and sex. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


How CBO Estimates the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Market

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

Estimates that the U.S. labor force will be about 2 millionfull-time-equivalent workers smaller in 2025 under the Affordable Care Act than it would have been otherwise, primarily due to the phasing out of health insurance subsidies as people’s income rises. From the Congressional Budget Office


Science and Engineering Doctorates Data Tables 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Presents detailed data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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