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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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

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

 

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

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/employed-workers-leaving-the-labor-force-an-analysis-of-recent-trends.htm

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

 

Annual Statistical Supplement 2016 [Social Security]

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2016/index.html

Annual statistical data book with more than 240 statistical tables on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  Also includes data on related social insurance and welfare programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Emma and Noah Remain Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/5-2017-1

Provides top ten most popular male and female names for babies born in the U.S. during 2016.  The only new name in either list was Elijah, number nine on the male list.  Also discusses the effect of popular culture on names selected for newborns.  From the Social Security Administration

Congressional Statistics 2016 [Social Security]

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2016/index.html

Provides information on Social Security and the Supplemental Security Income program for each state including number of beneficiaries by type, and total monthly benefits. From the Social Security Administration

 

The 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52480-ltbo.pdf

Finds that U.S. federal debt held by the public is now at 77% of GDP, the highest level since shortly after World War II.  If current laws remain unchanged, the debt will rise sharply over the next 30 years to 150% of GDP.  The report also discusses the demographic and economic trends that underlie the long-term projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

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

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

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

 

Congressional Statistics, 2015 Expanded Edition

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2015ee/index.html

Presents statistics on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs, including the number of recipients and the amount of total monthly payments in the nation, each state, and each congressional district.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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