Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Federally Funded R&D Centers Continue Increase to $19.2 Billion in R&D Spending in FY 2016

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Provides information on research and development spending at the 42 federally funded centers in the U.S. including total spending, sources of funding, and expenditures at specific centers.  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 2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

Includes 55 data tables on graduate students in STEM fields by field and gender.  Also includes tables on enrollment by state and institution, on citizenship, ethnicity and race, and on institutional rankings.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Patient Safety and Adverse Events, 2011 and 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports on progress made since a 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine that 44,000 to 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors resulting from systemic problems.  Reports that hospitals in 34 states  showed declines in patient adverse events from 2011 to 2014 with one exception.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Art and Culture Grow for Fourth Straight Year

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Business/Economics,Statistics

Arts and cultural economic activity nationwide increased an inflation-adjusted 4.9% in 2015.  Arts and cultural activity accounted for 4.2% of U.S. gross domestic product or $763.6 billion.  Offers detailed information by state and type of arts activity.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Blacks in the Labor Force

Categories: African Americans,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents historical data and projections on African Americans in the U.S. labor force.  Offers statistics back to 1970s and projections to 2026.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Regional and State Unemployment: 2017 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2017 annual average unemployment rates decreased in 32 states and were little changed in 18 states.  Overall the national jobless rate declined by 0.5% from the prior year to 4.4%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Manufacturing and International Trade Report: 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Compares export and import data from 10 digit harmonized code system with U.S. 7 digit NAICS codes for U.S. manufactured products.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of Same-Sex Couple Households: 2005 to Present

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

Set of spreadsheets showing annual statistical portraits of same-sex couples from 2005 to 2016.  Includes information on age, race, educational attainment, presence of children in household, income, and housing tenure.  From the Census Bureau


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