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Returning to Full Employment: What Do the Indicators Tell Us?

Categories: Labor/Employment,Youth

Discusses possible explanations for trends in the labor market, including long-term and youth unemployment and macroeconomic policy implications.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Section 847 Ethics Requirements for Senior Defense Officials Seeking Employment with Defense Contractors

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Religion/Ethics

Finds that the Department of Defense has failed to comply with requirements of a 2008 law that called for monitoring and record keeping of DOD officials who move through the revolving door to employment with private sector defense contractors.  Offers recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense


Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Increased but Remained Below the National Average

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

Reports the unemployment rate for those with doctoral degrees in science,engineering or health fields was 2.4% in October 2010 or about one-third of the rate for the general population. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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


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