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International Food Security Assessment, 2017-2027

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84128/gfa-28.pdf?v=42914

Predicts a decrease in the share of food-insecure people in low- and middle-income countries from 17.7% in 2017 to 8.9% in 2027.  Also attempts to predict the food gap, a measure of the depth of food insecurity.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84003/eib-174.pdf?v=42905

Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2017

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201706

Provides details about the 2nd warmest year-to-date in the U.S. including temperatures, precipitation, and other major weather events during the first half of 2017.  From the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

New Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, Ancestry and Tribal Groups

Categories: African Americans,Hispanics,Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/acs-selected-population-tables-aian.html

Agency press release on the availability of statistics on social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic origin, and ancestry populations via the American Community Survey.  This is the second five-year aggregation of such data and covers the 2011-2015 time period.  Provides links to the detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/minority-owned-employer-firms.html

Agency press release which reports on a 4.9% increase in the number of minority-owned firms in 2015 to a total of 996,248.  Provides additional details about women and minority-owned businesses and links to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.  From the Census Bureau

 

An Analysis of the President’s 2018 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52846-apb.pdf

Budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in previous baseline projections, ranging between 2.6% and 3.3% of GDP.   Also discusses how the president’s proposed budget would affect the U.S. economy and the differences between the administration’s and CBO’s estimates.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Declined 2% in FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17318/nsf17318.pdf

Federal funding for science/engineering at U.S. colleges and universities amounted to $30.5 billion in FY2015.  Various tables cover the leading university recipients, the leading federal agency funders, and the leading minority-serving universities.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2014

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/eedata_sc/2014/index.html

Annual report which presents employment and earnings data by sex and age for people in employment covered by Social Security and Medicare.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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