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Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that infections due to medical care lengthened hospital stays by 19 days and raised costs by $43,000 per case.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing 2008

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that the average hourly compensation cost in dollars for all employees in manufacturing among 32 foreign economies was  85% of the U.S. level in 2008, up from 82% in 2007.  Also shows 1996-2008 trends in hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars for 33 countries.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Worker Displacement: 2007-2009

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reveals that during the recession period of 2007-2009, 6.9 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least 3 years. Also provides statistics on demographic characteristics of the displaced workers, the reasons for the loss of job, and the types of jobs lost.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Persons With a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics 2009

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Represents the first news release focusing on the employment status of persons with a disability.  Reports that 19.2% of persons with a disability were employed, compared to 64.5% of persons without a disability.  The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 14.5%.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Annual Cost of Motor Vehicle Crashes Exceeds $99 Billion

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Youth

Press release on outcome of government study which appeared in a privately published journal.  The figure of $99 billion was the cost of medical care plus productivity losses associated with motor vehicle crashes.  Also provides data for crashes involving teens/young adults and motorcyclists.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Offers statistical tables on legal permanent residents or green card recipients, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in the United States: Fall 2009, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2008-09, and 12 Month Enrollment: 2008-09

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

First look at prices, degrees conferred, and enrollment figures from more than 6,700 postsecondary institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Agriculture in the English Regions 2009

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides statistics on agricultural outputs and income by crops and regions.  From the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs.

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