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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Worker Displacement: 2011-2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

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

Over the past three years, 4.3 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least three years.  6.1 million workers  had been displaced in the period 2009-2011.  Also provides information about characteristics of the displaced, reason for job loss, type of notice provided, and industry/occupation from which displaced.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Use of Selected Nonmedication Mental Health Services by Adolescent Boys and Girls with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: United States, 2010-2012

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db163.pdf

Describes differences between boys and girls in the use of nonmedication mental health services in various school and non-school settings among adolescents aged 12-17 with serious emotional or behavioral difficulties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

CBO’s Projections of Federal Receipts and Expenditures in the National Income and Product Accounts

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45652-NIPA.pdf

Presents latest projections of federal revenues and outlays within the framework of the national income and product accounts, an alternative set of accounts to the Budget of the U.S. Government for recording federal fiscal transactions.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Rising Cost of Fire Operations: Effects on the Forest Service’s Non-Fire Work

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Govt Finance,Recreation/Travel

http://www.fs.fed.us/sites/default/files/media/2014/34/nr-firecostimpact-082014.pdf

Asserts that the increased expense of fighting forest fires has resulted in less money for non-fire activities.  This report details the long-term shift of agency resources into the fire program and away from other important forest management, restoration, and recreation activities.  From the Forest Service

 

Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Syria,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/CoISyria/A.HRC.27.60_Eng.pdf

Inquiry into the crimes against humanity committed by the warring sides in the Syrian conflict.  Based on nearly 500 interviews and the collection of evidence between January and July 2014.  From the Human Rights Council of the United Nations

 

The 2014 Ebola Outbreak: International and U.S. Responses

Categories: Africa,Foreign Assistance,Headlines,Health/Medical

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43697.pdf

Discusses the background of the disease, the health system constraints in the affected countries, the U.S. and international responses, and issues for Congress to consider with regard to research and development needs.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug27.shtml

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education

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An Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2014 to 2024

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45653-OutlookUpdate_2014_Aug.pdf

Updates earlier 2014 report; finds that the budget deficit is continuing to fall in 2014 but the federal debt is still growing.  Predicts that inflation will remain below the goal set by the Federal Reserve and that interest rates on Treasury securities will rise.   From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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