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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mapping Virginia’s Educational Progress 2008

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Brief collection of data showing how Virginia schools and students have done on National Assessment of Educational Progress national exams in reading and math. From the U.S. Department of Education.

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Metro Areas in Numerical Growth

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the top ten in population growth between 2006 and 2007. Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio were all among the top ten. From the Census Bureau.

Law of War Training: Resources for Military and Civilian Leaders

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Religion/Ethics

Compiles information on law of war training programs around the world to prevent abuse of civilians, combatants, prisoners and cultural and religious landmarks. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

State Personal Income 2007

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports that U.S. personal income grew by 6.2% in 2007, down from 6.7% in 2006. Per capita income in the U.S. grew by 5.2%, down from 5.6% in 2006. Connecticut had the highest per capita income of all states ($54,117) with Virginia ranking 9th with $41,347. All figures are preliminary. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in State and Local Governments in the U.S. Sept. 200

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Reports that 89% of workers in state and local government had access to employer-sponsored retirement benefits in 2007, compared to 61% in private industry. 23 tables cover retirement and other types of benefits enjoyed by state and local government employees. This is the first data release on benefits in state and local governments since 1998. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2007

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Foreign born workers represent an increasing share of the U.S. work force. In 2007, 24 million workers or 15.7% of the U.S. labor force were foreign born. Features 6 tables comparing labor force characteristics such as unemployment level, earnings, and occupations of the foreign and native born workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Digest of Education Statistics, 2007

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

The 43rd in an annual series of compilations of education statistics covering all levels of education from pre-kindergarten to graduate school. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2007

Categories: Latin America,Retirement/Social Security

Describes the current features of social security programs throughout North and South America. Covers types of programs, method of financing, types of benefits, qualifying conditions and more. From the Social Security Administration.

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