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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Annual Report on the Salaries Paid to Employees of the Commonwealth

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD4862014/$file/RD486.pdf

Finds that if state employees’ salaries do not increase in 2015, they will trail the salaries of other employers by 24.82%.  Also includes suggestions for improving the competitiveness of state employee salaries.  From the Department of Human Resource Management

 

State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: FY 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt467.pdf

Finds that Virginia spent $5.27 billion or $4,290 on average per pupil on the Standards of Quality in FY2014.  Also explains how much each locality spent and how the figures are arrived at.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2012: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15305/pdf/nsf15305.pdf

Provides detailed statistics on the level, distribution, and characteristics of federal government support to academic institutions for research, equipment, and training in the sciences and  engineering.  Also shows rankings of institutions by totals received.   From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll Summary Report 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/apes/2013_summary_report.pdf

Includes tables at the federal, state, and local levels, and for individual states.  Provides details on public employment and average pay by job categories.  From the Census Bureau

 

In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2013-experiences-and-perspectives-of-young-workers-201411.pdf

Explores the experiences and expectations of young workers entering the job market and analyzes the potential economic implications of current labor market trends on these new workers.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

From the Extreme to the Mean: Acceleration and Tipping Points of Coastal Inundation from Sea Level Rise

Categories: Climate Change,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

 http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20141218_sealevelrise.html

Predicts that sea level rise from global warming will threaten a majority of U.S. coastal areas with 30 or more days of flooding each year by 2050.  Lists coastal cities such as Norfolk and Washington and when they will surpass the tipping point for flooding.  Press release with links to text of article in academic journal.  From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

2012 Census of Governments: Finance—State and Local Government Summary Report

Categories: Federal State Relations,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www2.census.gov/govs/local/summary_report.pdf

Presents data on state and local government finances including revenue by source, expenditures by character and function, indebtedness by term, and cash and security holdings by purpose.  Leading causes for revenue declines were falling interest income and declines in value of employee retirement investments.  From the Census Bureau

 

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-227.html

Press release on state and local government revenue and spending trends from 2007 to 2012 with links to more detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

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