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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Asylum Trends 2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Immigration/Migration,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unhcr.org/551128679.html

Documents an alarming rise in the number of individual seeking asylum during 2014.  Summarizes patterns and trends in the number of individual asylum claims processed in Europe and selected non-European countries.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

 

Federal Employee/Retiree Delinquency Report

Categories: Govt Personnel,Statistics,Taxes

http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FERDI-Report-2014.pdf

Shows statistics on number of federal employees who are delinquent in their tax obligations, the amount owed, and the delinquency rate by agency per total number of employees.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

 

State Budget (Virginia 2015)

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/MoneyWeb.NSF/sb2015

Brings together all relevant material with links including the conference report for the revised 2014-2016 biennium budget.  From the Virginia Legislative Information System

 

 

Virginia 2013 Toxics Release Inventory Report

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Air/AirQualityPlanningEmissions/SARATitleIII/SARA313ToxicsReleaseInventory/VA2013ToxicsReleaseInventoryReport.aspx

Full report with links to all 13 appendices with details on site releases.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

2013 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2013 Industry Reports

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Air/SARATitle3/2013_TRI_Report.pdf

Annual report on chemicals managed, transferred or released to land, air or water by Virginia businesses.  Releases to air increased by 12% compared to 2012, while releases to water decreased by 0.47%.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

 

Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel To Get There?

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1807325/eib138.pdf

Compares food shopping patterns of SNAP and WIC households to nonparticipant households and food-insecure to food-secure households.  Finds that poorer households are less likely to drive their own car, but rely on others, walk, bike, or take public transit.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod3.pdf

Multifactor productivity increased at a 0.9% annual rate in 2013.  Provides charts and tables with historical trends in productivity back to the late 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014…..

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2015/pdf/gdp4q14_3rd.pdf

Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.2% in the 4th quarter of 2014.  Real GDP increased 2.4%  in 2014 from the 2013 annual level.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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