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Earl Gregg Swem Library

U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/transactions/2017/pdf/trans416.pdf

Reports that the current account deficit increased to $481.2 billion in 2016 from $463 billion in 2015.  Exports of goods and services decreased by more than the decrease in imports of goods and services.   From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014

Categories: Asia,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db277.pdf

Highlights differences in the prevalence of selected health conditions between the NHPI population and the Asian population with whom they have historically been combined.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trends in Infant Mortality in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db279.pdf

Describes trends in infant mortality by race and Hispanic origin, by state, and by leading causes of infant deaths over the ten year period.  Declines were observed for all population subgroups except American Indian and Alaska Native persons.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Certification Status and Experience of U.S. Public School Teachers: Variations Across Student Subgroups

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017056.pdf

Provides information about whether students in U.S. public schools are taught by certified and experienced teachers.  Includes per cent of students who are taught by teachers with state certification, with more than 5 years of experience, and with a postsecondary degree in the subject by various school and student characteristics.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Electricity: Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Science/Technology,Uncategorized

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682737.pdf

New devices are allowing customers to generate, store, and manage electricity at their home or business.  This report describes key federal/state policies used to encourage the deployment of such technologies, the extent to which they are being deployed, and the benefits and challenges of such efforts.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Improvements to Measuring Net Worth of Households: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-143.pdf

The median net worth of American households in 2013 was $80,039. This report discusses what gets measured to determine net worth and includes charts to show the percentage of net worth represented by each type of asset.  From the Census Bureau

 

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

 

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