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2013 Vets Jobs Data Shows Mixed Picture BLS 2013 veterans data show that unemployment dropped for veterans between 2012 and 2013 (7.0 to 6.6 percent), although by less than the decline for non-veterans (7.9 to 7.2 percent). The share of veterans employed fell from 48.3 to 47.9 percent between 2012 and 2013. LMI Win-Win Network 1589 0  05/07/2014
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Employment by Gender, Race, & Ethnicity BLS has recently issued three lengthy compendiums of labor force data by race and Hispanic origin (to 2012) and gender (to 2011), plus a special report on earnings by gender (to 2012) that includes selected earnings data by race and Hispanic origin. LMI Win-Win Network 1141 0  11/18/2013
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Foreign- vs. Native-Born Workers: 2012 BLS data show identical 2012 annual unemployment rates for foreign-born vs. native-born Americans, with each experiencing about a 1 percentage point drop in unemployment, to an 8.1 percent level. However, partly due to less education, foreign-born full-time employees earned only 78 percent of their native-born compatriots. LMI Win-Win Network 539 0  07/31/2013
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Evaluation: ETA’s Aging Worker Initiative The U.S. Labor Department has issued its final report on its Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative, undertaken in 2009 to understand how best to prepare individuals 55 and older for work in growing occupations. The findings were extremely wide-ranging, but emphasized the importance of career and labor market information. LMI Win-Win Network 341 0  05/20/2013
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6 Reports on Foreign-Born Workers The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released 6 reports either partly or solely devoted to analyzing the foreign-born labor force. LMI Win-Win Network 318 0  05/08/2013
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Selected 2012 Annual Disability Data Released The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released selected 2012 annual disability data in its April issue of the Monthly Labor Review, although the full 2012 annual data will not be available until June 13, 2013. LMI Win-Win Network 326 0  05/06/2013
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Special BLS Disability Survey Results The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released the findings from its special survey on the employment experiences of persons with disabilities, examining barriers to work, workplace accommodations, career and financial help, previous work experience among those not in the labor force, and other employed-related topics. LMI Win-Win Network 278 0  04/25/2013
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Disability Beneficiaries Employment Experiences and Prospects The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has just released the latest results from its periodic survey of employment among Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, which provides a wealth of information about employment, working conditions, and attitudes toward work. LMI Win-Win Network 340 0  04/11/2013
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Long-Term Youth Employment Trends The Center for American Progress has issued an 8-page summary of employment trends since 1948 among teenagers and young adults through age 24. Teens, especially African Americans, have been hit hardest, but the overall employment pattern has been negative for all youth groups. The 16 percent 2012 unemployment rate among those aged 16-24 was more than twice the overall rate. LMI Win-Win Network 293 0  04/11/2013
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Readjustment of Recent Vets The Institute of Medicine has issued "Returning Home from Iraq and Afghanistan: Assessment of Readjustment Needs of Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families." This report was required by Federal law, and can be downloaded for free. LMI Win-Win Network 239 0  04/08/2013
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Jobless Trends by Demographic Group The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued a handy chart showing monthly unemployment rate from 2008 to February 2013 by gender, race, Hispanic origin, and for teenagers. LMI Win-Win Network 315 0  03/18/2013
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New Criminal Offender Data Set The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has just announced the availability of a new data set including a broad variety of information on criminal offenders and ex-offenders. Note that BLS does not publish the actual data from these questions , but rather makes the data set available so that researchers can analyze the microdata. LMI Win-Win Network 799 0  11/06/2012
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New Census Bureau Homelessness Data The U.S. Census Bureau has just issued The Emergency and Transitional Shelter Population: 2010. The Bureau, as part of the 2010 decennial census, counted 209,000 individuals at emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) on a single night in late March 2010. It should be noted the Bureau’s count is less than a third of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) count of 650,000, for a single night in January 2010. LMI Win-Win Network 618 0  10/02/2012
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Multiple Race Reporting Has Significant Impact on Historical Trends The U.S. Census Bureau has just issued The Two or More Races Population: 2010,Census Brief C2010BR-13, September 2012. Although seemingly an arcane issue, the new racial categories have a major impact for judging historical trends for different races, especially in the case of less populous minorities such as Native Americans. LMI Win-Win Network 443 0  10/02/2012
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Race and Hispanic Workforce Data The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued its latest annual report on Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, with historical data from the early 1970s through 2011. This excellent compendium, which BLS has issued annually for many years, includes data on Whites, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives (included for the first time in the 2011 report), and Hispanics. Some of data in this report are available on no other BLS Web site — for example, this is the only place where BLS publishes data on American Indians/Alaska Natives. LMI Win-Win Network 250 0  09/04/2012
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Changing UI Recipient Characteristics A U.S. Employment and Training Administration-funded study shows several major changes in the likelihood that different groups will receive unemployment insurance (UI), through an investigation of UI receipt over the 1988-2010 period. Here are the most notable findings. 1. Women are now about as likely as men to obtain UI, although they were 20 percent less likely to do so two decades ago. 2. Hispanics are now about as likely to receive UI as non-Hispanics, despite being almost 40 percent less likely to do so just a decade previously. In contrast, the likelihood of non-Whites obtaining UI has fallen since 2001, widening the gap with Whites. 3. Those younger than 25 are especially unlikely to receive UI — only about one-fifth as likely as those 25 or older, and their prospects for obtaining UI have changed little over the past two decades. LMI Win-Win Network 361 0  08/06/2012
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New Census Bureau Disability Data The U.S. Census Bureau has released Americans with Disabilities: 2010, based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Persons aged 21 to 64 with disabilities were only about half as likely to be employed as those without disabilities (41 vs. 79 percent). The percentage of those with disabilities who were employed dropped by 4.5 points from 2005 to 2010, although this reduction was no different from those without disabilities. LMI Win-Win Network 578 0  07/25/2012
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Who Receives Social and Welfare Benefits? The U.S. Census Bureau has just issued “Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Participation in Government Programs, 2004 to 2007 and 2009 — Who Gets Assistance?” LMI Win-Win Network 300 0  07/10/2012
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Disability Statistics Compendium This 150 page Compendium, which includes state-specific data, includes sections on employment, earnings, poverty, veterans, Federal spending, international disability statistics, and many other topics. There’s also an excellent glossary which fully explains disability, employment and income-related terms. LMI Win-Win Network 379 0  03/14/2012
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Disability Data in National Surveys This fairly-comprehensive 200 page overview by Mathematica Policy Research — Disability Data in National Surveys, August 22, 2011 — provides comparative information on numerous Federal surveys of persons with disabilities. Each entity includes information on sample size, the availability of state and local data, the topics covered by the survey, how disability is defined and the scope of the coverage, and many other elements. LMI Win-Win Network 446 0  02/28/2012
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