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SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  From the Social Security Administration


Teacher Satisfaction with Salary and Current Job

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their salary.  Overall 45% of teachers were satisfied and 55% were dissatisfied with salary.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2017

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the unemployment rate for foreign-born workers, 4.1% in 2017, down from 4.3% in 2016.  Includes demographic characteristics of these workers, occupations pursued, and earnings.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Real Personal Income for States and Metropolitan Areas, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Real personal income grew on average by 1.1% in 2016 after increasing 4.7% in 2015.  Among states, the range varied from a high of +3.3% in Utah to a low of -3.6% in Wyoming.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Seventeenth Report to Congress

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Latest in a series of reports on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reports that the share of the U.S. population in 2015 receiving more than half of their income from government welfare programs amounted to 4.6% of the population or 14.7 million persons.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services


Race, Economics, and Social Status

Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors in U.S. society by race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Consumer Expenditures in 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Show average expenditures, income, and characteristics for consumer units.  Highlights spending patterns for 2016, including a brief discussion of expenditure changes for the year.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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