Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

Website for regulatory activity related to the Clean Water Rule designed to protect navigable waterways and wetlands. Contains the executive order and press release on the intent of the agency to rescind the rule and “recodify the regulatory text” as it existed prior to 2015.  From the Environmental Protection Agency




Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade: 2017 Annual Report

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

Reports a trade surplus in 2015 of $48 billion for professional services with exports of $139 billion and imports of $91 billion.  The total services trade surplus was $263 billion.  Also highlights important trading partners and analyzes global market conditions in selected service industries.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.


2015 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Annual report on individuals who receive research doctoral degrees from U.S. universities.  Covers characteristics of students who earn doctorates, fields of study, sources of financial support, time required to attain degree, and the employment outcomes including salary.  Also hs special coverage on international students who intend to stay in the U.S.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


The 2015 Survey of Doctorate Recipients Expands its Population Coverage and Reporting on Field of Study

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Agency press release which explains changes in the annual survey, including expansion of detail for employment characteristics of doctoral recipients and full representation of internationally-residing U.S.-trained doctorate holders. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Aid and Stabilization in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Assistance

Examines U.S. Agency for International Development stabilization programming in Afghanistan, focusing on whether it reduced violence, increased support for the government, and promoted other desirable outcomes.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays in the United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Covers trends in hospital utilization and costs from 2005 to 2014 as well as the most common diagnoses for hospital inpatient stays during these years.  Trends are tracked by hospitalization cause, cost, and patient characteristics. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Persons with a Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2016

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

17.9% of persons with a disability were employed in 2016, compared to 65.3% for those without a disability.  The unemployment rate for persons with a disability was 10.5%.  Includes age, race, sex, and educational attainment, occupation, and industry data comparing those with and without a disability.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Real state personal income grew on average by 4.1% in 2015 after increasing 3.6% in 2014.  Variations ranged from +7% in Delaware to -2.3% in North Dakota.  Carson City, Nevada (+9.9%) had the largest increase among metro areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


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