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Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Provides a picture of the percentage of employees in the public and private sectors who participate in medical care, retirement, and life insurance benefits.   Also provides information for types of occupations and regions of country.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements: Executive Summary

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498952.pdf

Provides a 12 page summary of the document which examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  From the International Labour Organization


Assessment of Labour Provisions in Trade and Investment Arrangements

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties,Uncategorized—dgreports/—inst/documents/publication/wcms_498944.pdf

Examines the scope and effectiveness of labor provisions in international trade agreements concluded in the past five years.  Finds that trade agreements have strengthened workers’ rights but challenges remain especially with regard to sustaining the gains made. From the International Labour Organization


American Time Use Survey: 2015 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Offers information on the average amount of time per day in 2015 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure/sports activities.  One controversial finding: employed men worked 42 minutes more than employed women on average days.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department


OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Federal Workforce: Distribution of Performance Ratings Across the Federal Government, 2013

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

The report on federal government performance evaluation systems which found that 99% of permanent, non-Senior Executive Service level employees were rated at or above the “fully successful level and 61% were rated “outstanding.”  From the Government Accountability Office


Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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