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Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual report which presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered by Social Security and Medicare.  From the Social Security Administration


Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Covers early adult milestones for the group, including enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward completion of a college degree, family formation, employment status, and earnings.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

17.9% of persons with a disability were employed in 2016, compared to 65.3% for those without a disability.  The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5%.  Includes age, race, sex, and educational attainment, occupation, and industry data comparing those with and without a disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department


Understanding the Labor Productivity and Compensation Gap

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Studies underlying trends over the 1987-2015 period in 183 industries that are responsible for the widening gap between the productivity of workers and the compensation they receive. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employed Workers Leaving the Labor Force: An Analysis of Recent Trends

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

Examines declines in the labor force participation rate in a recent three year period and the reasons for these departures.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Four Years After a Bachelor’s Degree: Employment, Enrollment, and Debt Among College Graduates

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

Covers graduates’ employment history, amount of debt, current salary, and their experiences with unemployment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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


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