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Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Offers information on hundreds of occupations by 25 broad groups including duties, pay, educational and training requirements, and job outlook.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Underemployment Among Hispanics: the Case of Involuntary Part-time Work

Categories: Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines changes in the prevalence of involuntary part-time work in the 1971-2014 period and how such patterns have affected Hispanic workers, especially those without citizenship, since 1981.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27-64: United States, 2014-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Finds that unmarried women in the specified age range were more likely than married women to have had an offer of health insurance from their own employer.  Almost 17% of married women were offered health insurance only through their spouse’s employer.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House


Suicide in the Workplace

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Statistics

Examines how the frequency of workplace suicides has changed over time and analyzes the distribution of workplace suicides among selected demographic groups and case categories.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Work Experience of the Population: 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides estimates of the people who were working during 2015 and of those who experienced some period of unemployment.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those in each category and the median number of weeks spent looking for work.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


America’s Diverse Family Farms: 2016 Edition

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

Describes and classified farms according to annual revenue, major occupation of the operator, and ownership characteristics.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Federal Anti-Nepotism Statute: Limits on Appointing, Hiring, and Promoting Relatives

Categories: Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Explains what the statute says and to whom it applies, the history behind efforts to restrict nepotism, and limitations on enforcement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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