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Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers in 2016 was 4.3%, down from 4.9% in 2015.  Also offers information on weekly earnings and demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Transitioning from the Military to the Civilian Workforce: The Role of Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members

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

Describes the use of unemployment benefits among service members who have recently transitioned to the civilian workforce.  Focuses on the use of the Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX) program.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Labor Force Experiences of Recent Veterans

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

Tracks the ability of recently-discharged military veterans to gain employment, compares their experience with that of non-veterans, and identifies veterans having the most trouble in getting jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports on productivity gains in about one-third of the 90 NAICS 4-digit manufacturing and mining industries in 2016.  Also provides information on unit labor costs.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Agency press release which provides highlights of employment gains in U.S. counties including highest growth rate.  Also covers county information about largest payrolls and number of establishments. Accompanies release of County Business Patterns and Zip Code Business Patterns for 2015 under Data tab.    From the Census Bureau


A Profile of the Working Poor, 2015

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

Puts the number of “working poor,” those with jobs but earning below the official poverty level, in 2015 at 8.6 million.  Women and minorities were more likely to be among the working poor.  Statistical tables show trends since 2007 and demographic characteristics of the working poor including education attainment, occupation, and labor market problems.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment Characteristics of Families, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

In 2016, 6.5% of families included an unemployed person, down from 6.9% in 2015.  Includes statistics on employment and unemployment by family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares differences in wages and benefits for federal and private-sector workers and finds the differences vary depending on the employees’ educational attainment.  From the Congressional Budget Office



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