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NLRB v. SW General Inc

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1251

6-2 Supreme Court ruling that limits the president’s power to fill vacant government positions when nominations are delayed by partisan political fights.  The case involved an acting  general consul who served for over three years on the National Labor Relations Board without winning Senate approval.  The case was brought by an Arizona ambulance company accused of unfair labor practices.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work

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

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-at-work/pdf/women-at-work.pdf

Examines changes in women’s labor force participation and educational attainment with comparisons to statistics for men.  Covers such topics as how people spend their time, spending of single women on various categories of expenditure, ratio of women’s to men’s earnings, fatal work injuries, and employment by industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

Regional and State Unemployment, 2016 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/srgune.pdf

Average unemployment rates decreased in 38 states, increased in 9 states, and were unchanged in 3 states in 2016.  Overall the unemployment rate declined during 2016 to 4.9%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

A Profile of the Enrollment Patterns and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduates at For-Profit Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017416.pdf

Covers such factors as degree completion, borrowing and defaults, and labor market outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-Up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st499/stat499.pdf

Compares trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance across states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.  Overall the percentage of private sector employees enrolled in an employer-sponsored health insurance plan declined from 2008 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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