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Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau


2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department


Regional and State Unemployment, 2016 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Average unemployment rates decreased in 38 states, increased in 9 states, and were unchanged in 3 states in 2016.  Overall the unemployment rate declined during 2016 to 4.9%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


A Profile of the Enrollment Patterns and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduates at For-Profit Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers such factors as degree completion, borrowing and defaults, and labor market outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-Up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Compares trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance across states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.  Overall the percentage of private sector employees enrolled in an employer-sponsored health insurance plan declined from 2008 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Field Composition of Postdocs Shifts as Numbers Decline in Biological Sciences and in Clinical Medicine

Description and data about the shifting trends by field  in postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in U.S. academic institutions.   Largest increases were in neurosciences, engineering, and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2015

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

An annual census of the total number of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and doctorate-level nonfaculty researchers by demographic and other characteristics such as source of financial support. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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