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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

The first human rights report prepared by officials of the Trump administration drops the section on Reproductive Rights, that covered access to contraception and abortion, and omits the phrase “Occupied Territories” from the description of Israel’s presence in Gaza and the West Bank. The annual report is mandated by Congress.   From the State Department


New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release which announces first release of data sets on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The graduate earnings data provide national statistics on annual earnings for graduates by major field, degree level, institution, and graduation cohort.  Includes links to data sets.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2017

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents highlights and statistics about the workers who earned at or below the federal minimum wage in 2017 including demographic characteristics, education, marital status, occupation, industry, full or part-time work status, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment Situation of Veterans

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 9/11 was 4.5% in 2017.  Includes information on veterans by age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, period of service, disability status and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Degree and Nondegree Credentials Held by Labor Force Participants

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that 58% of labor force participants in the U.S. had a credential beyond high school completion in 2016.  Covers certifications, licenses, postsecondary certificates, and work experience programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2015

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers a list of statistical tables with details about doctorate recipients by field of study, employment characteristics, demographic characteristics, occupation, mean annual salary,  and more.  Includes social sciences and medical fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration


CBO’s Projection of Labor Force Participation Rates

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes the methodology used to produce projections of labor force participation rates.  Also examines the factors behind the recent trend decline in the overall and prime-age labor force participation rates.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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