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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(births/deaths     food/nutrition     income/poverty     labor/employment     statistics     welfare/social services)

Startup Firms Created Over 2 Million Jobs in 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/business-dynamics.html

Agency press release with statistics on the number of new business ventures and the number of jobs created by them.  Also compares job creation rates in 2015 with recent years.  Includes links to more detailed info in Business Dynamics Statistics data sets.  From the Census Bureau

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2016

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/2016/home.htm

Finds that women’s earnings in 2016 were 82% of those of male counterparts who were also full-time workers.  In the first year of such data (1979)  women’s earnings were 62% of men’s earnings; most of the growth in women’s earnings occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.  Covers earnings by age group, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, occupation, state of residence, and for those with and without children under 18.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Rural Manufacturing at a Glance, 2017 Edition

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

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84758/eib-177.pdf?v=42962

Despite declines since 2001, finds that rural manufacturing is more important as a source of employment and earnings in rural areas than in urban areas.  Charts show relative importance of various sectors of manufacturing to rural areas. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2017

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08162017.pdf

Estimates that nearly 55% of youth 16 to 24 years old were employed in July 2017, an increase of 1.6% from the previous summer.  The unemployment rate for youth was 9.6%.  Provides employment data by gender and race/ethnicity characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States … First Look

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017072.pdf

Presents results of a national public school teacher survey covering demographic characteristics, years of experience, highest degree earned, workload, salary, average class size, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Women in the Workforce Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession/pdf/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession.pdf

Reviews long term trends in the presence of women in the American labor force and the reasons behind those trends. Predicts a continuing decline in the participation rate by women to 55.8% by 2024. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2015

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

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/prod5_07122017.pdf

Productivity in manufacturing decreased by a 2.8% annual rate in 2015, the largest decline since 2012.  Shows trends since 1987 and details by sector.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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