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International Comparisons of Manufacturing Productivity and Unit Labor Cost Trends 2006, Revised

Categories: Germany,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports on labor manufacturing productivity in 15 economies, with Korea recording the highest productivity increase at 10.8% followed by Germany and Taiwan. The U.S. increase of 2% ranked it 12th of the 15. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Regional and State Unemployment, 2007 Annual Averages

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that the unemployment rate declined in 28 states, rose in 16 states, and was unchanged in 6 states during 2007. Offers state level data for population, civilian labor force, employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate for 2006 and 2007. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report 2008

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice

Latest in a series of annual volumes. Volume 1 covers drug and chemical control activities. Volume 2 covers money laundering and financial crimes. From the State Department.

Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005

Categories: Children,Education,Statistics

Offers 9 statistical tables on child care arrangements for pre-school kids and those in school aged 5-14. Reveals that half of such children are cared for by relatives. From the Census Bureau.

Gasoline Prices: Issues for the 110th Congress

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation

Reviews the provisions of the Energy Independence and Security Act passed in December 2007, the reasons for rising gas prices, and current legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the National Council for Science and the Environment.

National Health Expenditure Projections 2007-2017

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Latest projections of health care spending for the U.S. Projects an increase of 6.7% in 2007 and similar increases through 2017. Also predicts that health care spending will rise faster than GDP by 1.9% annually. From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Climate Change Legislation Design White Paper: Appropriate Roles for Different Levels of Government

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

One of a series of papers intended to lead to enactment of a mandatory, economy-wide climate change program. From the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representative.

Foreign Investment: Laws and Policies Regulating Foreign Investment in 10 Countries

Categories: Canada,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,France,Germany,India,Russia

Describes how 10 countries, which are leading investors in the U.S., regulate foreign investment in their own country to protect national security interests. Surveys policies in Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, Canada, India, the Netherlands, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. From the Government Accountability Office.

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