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A Look at Today’s Pension Equity Plans

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Examines the transition of public and private employers from traditional pensions to pension equity plans to provide retirement income to workers while limiting financial responsibility for employers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2014 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

In October 2014 68% of 2014 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities.  Offers details about work/school/unemployment status by gender, race, and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Multiple Jobholding Over the Past Two Decades

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Documents the evolution of multiple jobholding from 1994 to 2013 in the U.S. with a focus on workers’ transitions into and out of multiple jobholding.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Executive Order Number Forty One (2015): Implementation of “Ban the Box” Hiring Policies in the Commonwealth

Categories: Crime/Justice,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Orders the removal of questions about convictions and criminal history from Virginia state employment applications unless agency positions have been classified as sensitive.  From the Office of the Governor


Number of Jobs Held, Labor Market Activity, and Earnings Growth Among the Youngest Baby Boomers: Results from a Longitudinal Survey

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Surveys the employment experiences of persons born between 1957 and 1964, including number of jobs held, duration of job length, education and training.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

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

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

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


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