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Earl Gregg Swem Library

School Accreditation Ratings 2014-2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides summary statistics about Virginia public schools and the number/percentage which are fully accredited, accredited with warning, and all other categories.  Also includes link to open spreadsheet file with scores and accreditation rating by school district and individual school.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Economic Growth Widespread Across Metropolitan Areas in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 2001-2012 GDP by Metropolitan Area Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Real GDP increased in 292 of the U.S.’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013 with leading sectors in finance, insurance, real estate, nondurable goods manufacturing, and professional/business services.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Wage Differentials: How Jobseekers Can Use Them to Analyze Occupational Wage and Cost of Living Data by U.S. Area

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses how wages for similar jobs differ over geographic area and therefore provide an additional perspective for evaluating pay offers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employee Tenure in 2014

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the length of time workers have been with their current employer by demographic characteristics, occupation, and industry.  The overall median for U.S. workers was 4.6 years in January 2014.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons from the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January-April 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Explains changes in the Current Population Survey and how the changes may affect comparisons between the survey instruments for measuring lack of health insurance by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


State to State Migration Flows: 2013

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

An excel data file which shows flows of migration from origin state to destination state for people who moved in 2013.  From the Census Bureau


Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

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

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau


Poverty: 2012 and 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A brief report from the American Community Survey 1-year data which compares poverty rates and the number of people in poverty for the nation, states, the District of Columbia, and large metro areas.  From the Census Bureau


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