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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

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

Provides national level data for manufacturing industries at differing levels of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels.  Includes statistics for each state, product shipment totals, value of shipments, employment, payroll and more.  News release with links to data in American Fact Finder tool.  From the Census Bureau


Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Latest update on the impact of ARRA on the U.S. economy.  Asserts that the effects of ARRA on output peaked in the first half of 2010 and have diminished since.  Finds that employment increased during 2014 by between 0.1 million and 0.3 million full-time equivalent jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Careers for Music Lovers

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides an overview of different types of careers for music lovers including occupations that involve music, how to prepare for a music-related career, and career resources.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


Does Health-Care Reform Support Self-Employment?

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment

Examines possible link between health insurance availability and the willingness to be self-employed.  Uses Massachusetts state experience to examine whether the Affordable Care Act has made self-employment more attractive.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City



Major Work Stoppages in 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

There were just 11 major work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers and lasting at least one shift.  It equaled the second lowest annual total since the series began in 1947.  Statistics provide coverage back to 1947 and show number of stoppages, number of workers idled, and length of walkout.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Statistics of U.S. Businesses Employment and Payroll Summary: 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

The share of employment covered by large enterprises continued to grow; in 2012 large enterprises employed nearly 60 million people or 51.6% of all employees.  Health care and social assistance establishments employed more people than any other sector (18.4 million).  From the Census Bureau


Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,United Nations

Report submitted every four years to the United Nations to report on human rights record in the reporting country.    From the State Department


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