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Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2012

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2012/eedata_sc12.pdf

Shows by sex and age the number of workers and self-employed persons, the amount of their taxable earnings, and the amount they paid in Social Security and Medicare contributions.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Retirement/Social Security,Taxes

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2146

Extends Fast Track Authority to the president through 2018 for reaching trade agreements.  Constitutes Title 1 of legislation that extends exemptions from tax penalties for early withdrawals from retirement accounts to certain federal workers who have reached age 50.  From Congress.gov

 

The 2015 Long-Term Budget Outlook

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50250-LongTermBudgetOutlook.pdf

Describes in detail the worsening federal budget outlook.  Covers the near and long-term outlook for the budget, for major health care programs, for Social Security, for other federal spending, and for federal revenues.  Also covers economic and budget effects of various policy initiatives.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Overpayments in the Social Security Administration’s Disability Programs: A 10-Year Study

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

http://oig.ssa.gov/sites/default/files/audit/full/pdf/A-01-14-24114.pdf

Studies 1,500 beneficiaries who began receiving disability benefits in October 2003 to determine the extent of overpayments in the program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2014-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201505.pdf

Topics examined include overall well-being, housing, economic vulnerability, savings, spending, access to credit, education and student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Categories: Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/2014AuditReport.pdf

How good are the public audits of employee benefit plans?  This federal study found that 39% of the audits had major deficiencies putting 22 million plan participants and their beneficiaries at risk.  From the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration

 

Congressional Statistics

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/factsheets/cong_stats/2014/index.html

Data on major Social Security programs (OASDI and SSI) for each state and Congressional district.  Covers total number of persons receiving benefits and the amount of total  monthly payments made to persons.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Top 10 Baby Names for 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oact/babynames/

The annual listing of the most popular baby names in the U. S. over the past year (Noah and Emma) and the most popular names by year going back to 1879.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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