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Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017-18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2016-17; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2016-17: First Look, Preliminary Data

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A collection of recent data on higher education showing modest increases in the cost of attendance.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines the postsecondary enrollment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that enrollment increased from 2006 to 2011, then decreased by 2015 with the largest decrease coming in two year institutions.  From the Census Bureau


Suicide Rising Across the U.S.

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

Discusses the rising suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 through 2016 and the causes behind it.  Provides graphic on state rates, what is being done to prevent suicide, and the 12 suicide warning signs.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual statistical report presenting earnings and employment data by sex and age for people in employment covered under Social Security and Medicare. Covers all states, DC, and outlying areas. From the Social Security Administration


Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office


A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Examines the rate of digital literacy in the U.S. including how this rate varies among demographic and workforce groups, and how the U.S. digital literacy rate compares to the rate in other countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Teacher Satisfaction with Salary and Current Job

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their salary.  Overall 45% of teachers were satisfied and 55% were dissatisfied with salary.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Part II: Recent Changes in Prostate Cancer Trends and Disease Characteristics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Looks at recent trends in prostate cancer incidence rates and the relationship to PSA test usage.  From the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent and private partners.


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