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Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Multifactor productivity increased at a 0.9% annual rate in 2013.  Provides charts and tables with historical trends in productivity back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Occupational Employment and Wages May 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ocwage_03252015.pdf

Latest semi-annual report on employment and wages.  The all-occupations mean wage was $47,230 and, of the 10 leading occupations in terms of numbers employed, only registered nurses had annual mean wages higher than the average.  Shows detailed occupations by number of employees and mean hourly and annual wages.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trends in Long-Term Unemployment

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2015/long-term-unemployment/

Examines trends in long-term unemployment following the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and the characteristics of people who have experienced lengthy unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans: 2014

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/vet_03182015.pdf

Reports that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty since September 2001 declined 1.8% to 7.2% in 2014.   Includes tables on employment status of veterans and nonveterans by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

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

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/the-importance-of-data-occupations-in-the-us-economy.pdf

Identifies occupations where data analysis and processing are important and measures the extent of employment and earnings in these occupations.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Changes in Family Welfare from 1994 to 2012: A Tale of Two Decades

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.frbatlanta.org/-/media/Documents/research/publications/wp/2014/wp1426.pdf?la=en

Investigates how two developments—the female/male wage ratio’s rise and the growing share of households in which the wife is the principal wage earner—affected family welfare, especially during the 2000s.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Full-Time, Year-Round Workers and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Sex and Detailed Occupation: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Median%20earnings%20by%20occupation%20031015.xlsx

Statistical table which shows median earnings for men and women by detailed occupational categories with an additional column showing women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s for that job category.  From the Census Bureau

 

Standing Up for Workers: Promoting Labor Rights Through Trade

Categories: Africa,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%20DOL%20Trade%20-%20Labor%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

Discusses the role the U.S. is playing in efforts to improve labor laws and working conditions with foreign trade partners.  Key countries include Guatemala, Jordan, Colombia, Bahrain, Haiti, and Burma.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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