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Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2017/index.html

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060

Categories: Children,Elderly,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P25_1144.pdf

Sees some historic moments in the coming projections including 2030 when one in five Americans will be projected to be of retirement age and 2035 when older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.   From the Census Bureau

 

The Distribution of Household Income, 2014

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53597-distribution-household-income-2014.pdf

Provides a stark picture of income inequality in the U.S. where, in 2014, the lowest fifth had average annual income of about $19,000 and the highest fifth had $281,000.  Also discusses trends in income inequality and how federal programs, especially the Affordable Care Act, and taxes affected the distribution of income in 2014.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Changes to CBO’s Long-Term Social Security Projections Since 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53209-ltbossprojections.pdf

Envisions a slight improvement in the financial picture for Social Security and traces the upward revision to new information gathered since March, the date of the last published projections for the system’s finances.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Measuring the Adequacy of Retirement Income: A Primer

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53191-retirementadequacy.pdf

Examines various measures and approaches for quantifying the adequacy of retirement income.  Includes factors considered when measuring retirement income adequacy, and measures of adequacy for both single-year and multi-year analyses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

The Nation’s Retirement System: A Comprehensive Re-evaluation is Needed to Better Promote Future Retirement Security

Categories: Elderly,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687797.pdf

Examines the challenges to retirement security posed by disappearing pensions.  Draws on recommendations from a panel of experts who see the need for a new evaluation of the American retirement system.  Includes selected federal legislation shaping retirement, and retirement systems in selected countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2018

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

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2018.pdf

Key figures for Social Security related programs for the year including tax rates, earnings limits, COLA percent and more.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/10-2017-1

Announces the Cost of Living Adjustment for the coming year based on the movement of the Consumer Price Index.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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