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A Better Measure of Economic Growth: Gross Domestic Output (GDO)

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/gdo_issue_brief_final.pdf

Describes what Gross Domestic Output is (the average of GDP and gross domestic income), reviews its recent trends, and explains why it can be a more accurate measure of current economic growth and better predictor of future growth.  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

World Population Prospects: Key Findings and Advance Tables: 2015 Revision

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,United Nations

http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Publications/Files/Key_Findings_WPP_2015.pdf

World’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion by 2050.  Half of the world’s population growth over the next 35 years is expected to occur in just nine countries with India, Nigeria, and Pakistan as the leaders.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations

 

Agricultural Productivity Growth in the United States: Measurements, Trends, and Drivers

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1875389/err189.pdf

U.S. agricultural output more than doubled between 1948 and 2011, with growth averaging 1.49% per year.  This report looks at the factors behind that growth and whether such growth is expected to continue.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Temporary Help Workers in the U.S. Labor Market: Executive Summary

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/temporary-help-workers-in-the-us-labor-market.pdf

Looks at the latest official U.S.  government statistics on the temporary help services industry and its workforce to provide an overview of its role in the labor market and the U.S. economy.  It now accounts for 2.4% of all private sector jobs in the U.S.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the Commerce Department

 

Child Health USA 2014

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/downloads.html

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

The 2014 EAC Election Administration and Voting Survey Comprehensive Report

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/Page/2014_EAC_EAVS_Comprehensive_Report_508_Compliant.pdf

Report to Congress on the ability of civilian, military, and overseas citizens to register to vote and successfully cast a ballot.  Claims to be the nation’s foremost data collection effort related to voter registration, election administration, and the ways in which Americans cast their ballots.  See also Election Administration and Voting Survey page for links to slides, datasets, and other materials.

From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

 

2015-16 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/TuitionFees/2015-16TFreport.pdf?from=

Report and analysis on board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2015-16 academic year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost sharing relationship between students and the state, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  The average increase for tuition and mandatory fees is 7.1% for the 15-16 year.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing, 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod5.pdf

Multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector declined at a 0.7 percent annual rate in 2013, the third consecutive decline in this measure.  Provides statistics for durable and nondurable manufacturing.  From the  Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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