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BLS Statistics by Occupation

Categories: Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides an overview of occupational employment and wages as of May 2013 with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Worker Displacement: 2011-2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Over the past three years, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least three years.  6.1 million workers  had been displaced in the period 2009-2011.  Also provides information about characteristics of the displaced, reason for job loss, type of notice provided, and industry/occupation from which displaced.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Rural Employment Trends in Recession and Recovery

Examines the effects of the Great Recession and gradual recovery on county employment and unemployment rates with an emphasis on rural America.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that productivity in manufacturing increased at a 0.6% annual rate in 2012.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups in the U.S.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part II: Work Force Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011

Provides statistical information about the diversity of the federal work force including race and ethnicity data and pay level.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Annual Report on the Federal Work Force Part 1: EEO Complaints Processing Fiscal Year 2012

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents a summary of equal employment opportunity program activities of 71 federal agencies and statistics on the number and outcome of complaints about employment discrimination directed against agencies.  From the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


A Year of Action: Progress Report on Raising the Minimum Wage

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Presidency

Details progress made in trying to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, despite opposition in Congress, through actions of localities, state officials, businesses, and the president.  From the Executive Office of the President


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