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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission


Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries, 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers productivity in 28 selected service industries and reports rising productivity in 15 with the highest in wireless telecommunications carriers, amusement parks, automotive repair, and radio-TV broadcasting.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information about the unemployment rate, usual weekly earnings, types of occupations, and demographic characteristics of the foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Final rule to modernize collection of injury data related to workers and workplace hazards.  The final rule also promotes an employee’s right to report injuries  and illnesses without fear of retaliation from the employer.  From the Occupational and Safety Health Administration of the Department of Labor


Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Final rule which requires employers in certain industries to electronically report occupational injury and illness data to the federal government.  The rule also prohibits employers from discouraging the reporting of injuries or illnesses by workers.  From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor


Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a 0.2 percent annual rate in 2015.  Also covers trends since 1987.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Trends in the Joblessness and Incarceration of Young Men

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reviews trends in the incarceration rate of young men and explores the economic implications, both in terms of added costs to the government and lost income from limited education and job experience.  Also examines incarceration rates by race/ethnicity and educational background.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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