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Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Veterans in Rural America: 2011-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-36.pdf

Estimates that 5 million or 24% of U.S. veterans live in rural areas.  Compares demographic and economic characteristics of veterans in urban and rural areas.  From the Census Bureau

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

A Profile of Military Undergraduates: 2011-12

Categories: Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Veterans

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016415.pdf

Covers military students’ demographic and enrollment characteristics and examines their use of Veterans’ education benefits, especially after the enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Also allows for comparisons between military and non-military students. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Employment Situation of Veterans 2015

Categories: Defense/Military,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

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

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since September 2001 was 5.8% in 2015, down 1.4% from the previous year.  The jobless rate for all veterans during the year was 4.6%.  Includes additional details on veterans’ unemployment by gender, age and service-related disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/women-in-the-labor-force-a-databook-2015.pdf

Tracks women’s historic participation in the U.S. labor force and their earnings. Also covers educational attainment, hours, disability, union membership, and veterans status. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Mental Health,Statistics,Veterans

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vpj1112.pdf

Presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prisons and in local jails. Includes demographic characteristics, military characteristics, disability, mental health status, current offense, sentence, and criminal history. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

Categories: Children,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2015-AHAR-Part-1.pdf

Reports on an overall 11% decrease in homelessness in the U.S. and a 26% drop in the unsheltered homeless population since 2010, when the Opening Doors strategy was launched to prevent and end homelessness. See also statistics for homelessness by state and sub-state units. Also reports on child, family, veteran, and chronic homelessness. From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

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