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Work Experience of the Population: 2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/work.pdf

A statistical profile of the population that was employed, unemployed, and underemployed by demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh2_12162014.pdf

Reports on the rate of cases per 10,000 workers, the rates per occupation, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in industries, and injury/illness by age, gender, and race/ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Virginia’s Workforce Development Programs

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt463.pdf

Examines how effectively Virginia’s educational programs, especially community college programs, are preparing participants for the workforce and meeting the needs of employers.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2013

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/highlights-of-womens-earnings-in-2013.pdf

In 2013 women earned 82% of the median weekly earnings of male workers.  Provides details of women’s earnings by age, education, occupation, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

More than 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2013 with an incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100 full-time workers.  Provides detailed statistics by type of industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Gains from Offshoring?: Evidence from U.S. Microdata

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/ifdp/2014/files/ifdp1124.pdf

Uses a data set with over one thousand offshoring events to assess how offshoring affects domestic employment, wages, output and productivity.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/GLOTIP_2014_full_report.pdf

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Working for the Federal Government: Part 2

Categories: Careers,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2014/article/federal-work-part-2.htm

Covers the federal hiring process including how to find vacancies, how to interpret vacancy announcements, how to master the application process, and final steps.  Also offers resources for more information   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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