Business & Economics

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics 2016

Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity and Other Labor Data

Author: Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888250

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 9188

The Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics is recognized as an authoritative resource on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. The eighteenth edition allows the user to understand recent developments as well as to compare today's economy with past history. The Handbook is a comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including: Employment and unemployment; Earnings; Prices; Productivity; Consumer expenditures; Occupational safety and health; Union membership International labor comparisons; and much more! Features of the publication In addition to over 225 tables that present practical data, the Handbook provides: Introductory material for each chapter that contains highlights of salient data and figures that call attention to noteworthy trends in the data; Notes and definitions, which contain concise descriptions of the data sources, concepts, definitions, and methodology from which the data are derived; References to more comprehensive reports which provide additional data and more extensive descriptions of estimation methods, sampling, and reliability measures. What’s New in the 19th edition A chapter titled Women in the Workforce Recently released employment projections for 2014 through 2024 Tables which show the increase in cellular phone spending since 2007 as well as new tables on occupational safety and health New figures on a variety of topics including earnings and population projections
Social surveys

Women in the Labor Force

A Databook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social surveys

Page: N.A

View: 7836

Business & Economics

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 743

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.
Construction industry

The Construction Chart Book

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cpwr - The Center for Construction Research and Training

ISBN: N.A

Category: Construction industry

Page: 80

View: 6363

The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues. The book presents this information in a series of 50 topics, each with a description of the subject matter and corresponding charts and graphs. The contents of The Construction Chart Book are relevant to owners, contractors, unions, workers, and other organizations affiliated with the construction industry, such as health providers and workers compensation insurance companies, as well as researchers, economists, trainers, safety and health professionals, and industry observers.
Social Science

Innovations in Federal Statistics

Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030945428X

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 4145

Federal government statistics provide critical information to the country and serve a key role in a democracy. For decades, sample surveys with instruments carefully designed for particular data needs have been one of the primary methods for collecting data for federal statistics. However, the costs of conducting such surveys have been increasing while response rates have been declining, and many surveys are not able to fulfill growing demands for more timely information and for more detailed information at state and local levels. Innovations in Federal Statistics examines the opportunities and risks of using government administrative and private sector data sources to foster a paradigm shift in federal statistical programs that would combine diverse data sources in a secure manner to enhance federal statistics. This first publication of a two-part series discusses the challenges faced by the federal statistical system and the foundational elements needed for a new paradigm.
Business & Economics

Education and the American Workforce

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598889524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 2182

In a time of changing technology and cultural shifts, it is difficult to measure some aspects of the workforce. Education and the American Workforce brings together a comprehensive collection of employment and education information from federal statistical agencies. The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Together, these agencies produce a wealth of information about the American workforce. This book includes information about the jobs that people hold—the occupations that they pursue and the industries where they work—and the education levels that people have attained. In addition to tables, In addition to tables, each section also includes relevant figures and highlights of notable data. Some examples of interesting data found inside Education and the American Workforce include: With no formal educational requirement and a median salary of $22,680, 4.5 million people are employed as retail salespersons, the most of any single occupation. Cashiers and food preparation/serving workers account for another 3.5 million each. There are 2.9 million registered nurses, the most numerous of occupations that require a bachelor’s degree. The biggest numeric decline is expected for Postal Service mail carriers, dropping by about 78,000 in ten years. When combined with other Postal Service occupations—such as clerks, sorters, postmasters, and others—a decline of 140,000 jobs is expected for the Postal Service. Among the 75 largest counties, Bronx County, NY had the highest number of residents age 25 and over with less than a high school diploma at 29.4 percent while Montgomery County, PA had the lowest percentage at 6.2 percent. Meanwhile, New York County, NY and Fairfax County, VA had the highest percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher at 59.9 percent followed by Montgomery County, MD at 57.9 percent among the 75 largest counties. Nationally, between 2011 and 2015, 29.8 percent of the population had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Labor

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics

Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data

Author: Eva E. Jacobs,Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Assoc

ISBN: 9781598880748

Category: Labor

Page: 499

View: 8227

The Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics is recognized as the authoritative reference on the U.S. labor force. It continues and enhances the Bureau of Labor Statistics's (BLS) discontinued publication, Labor Statistics. Presenting both recent and historical data, this volume features: Introductory highlights for each chapter, Tables covering topics that range from employment to consumer expenditures, Notes and definitions that alert users to changes in the structure or organization of data sets, Content and formats that allow users to make logical comparisons and timely analyses. What's New for 2007: A new chapter, "Income in the United States," based on income data from the Census Bureau. New articles, tables, and figures on price measurements and employment projections. A new article about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on BLS data. Book jacket.
Business & Economics

State and Metropolitan Area Data

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598889214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 478

View: 4102

The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book is the continuation of the U.S. Census Bureau’s discontinued publication. It is a convenient summary of statistics on the social and economic structure of the states, metropolitan areas, and micropolitan areas in the United States. It is designed to serve as a statistical reference and guide to other data publications and sources. This new edition features more than 1,500 data items from a variety of sources. It covers many key topical areas including population, birth and death rates, health coverage, school enrollment, crime rates, income and housing, employment, transportation, and government. The metropolitan area information is based on the latest set of definitions of metropolitan and micropolitan areas including: a complete listing and data for all states, metropolitan areas, including micropolitan areas, and their component counties 2010 census counts and more recent population estimates for all areas results of the 2016 national and state elections expanded vital statistics, communication, and criminal justice data data on migration and commuting habits American Community Survey 1- and 3-year estimates data on health insurance and housing and finance matters accurate and helpful citations to allow the user to directly consult the source source notes and explanations A guide to state statistical abstracts and state information Economic development officials, regional planners, urban researchers, college students, and data users can easily see the trends and changes affecting the nation today.
Business & Economics

Business Statistics of the United States 2017

Patterns of Economic Change

Author: Susan Ockert

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598889494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

View: 4198

Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1913 that reflects the nation's economic performance. It provides over 80 years of annual, quarterly, and monthly data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. Business Statistics of the United States is the best place to find historical perspectives on the U.S. economy. Of equal importance to the data are the introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures for each chapter that help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the source agencies. Business Statistics of the United States provides a rich and deep picture of the American economy and contains approximately 3,500 time series in all. The data are predominately from federal government sources including: Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve System Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Labor Statistics Census Bureau Employment and Training Administration Energy Information Administration Federal Housing Finance Agency U.S. Department of the Treasury
Mathematics

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 1582

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2017

The National Data Book

Author: Bernan Press,Proquest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598888751

Category:

Page: 1032

View: 6219

The most valuable reference tool in existence. The Statistical Abstract is the recognized authority for U.S. statistics and directs users to where they can find more detail in an easily readable format. Included are hot button topics of broad interest such as data on mortgages, student loan debt, religion, same sex households, child obesity, U.S. trade with China, and much more.
Computers

Data Mining

Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank,Mark A. Hall,Christopher J. Pal

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128043571

Category: Computers

Page: 654

View: 8457

Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Fourth Edition, offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated fourth edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning teaches readers everything they need to know to get going, from preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, to the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining approaches. Extensive updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including substantial new chapters on probabilistic methods and on deep learning. Accompanying the book is a new version of the popular WEKA machine learning software from the University of Waikato. Authors Witten, Frank, Hall, and Pal include today's techniques coupled with the methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. Please visit the book companion website at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/book.html It contains Powerpoint slides for Chapters 1-12. This is a very comprehensive teaching resource, with many PPT slides covering each chapter of the book Online Appendix on the Weka workbench; again a very comprehensive learning aid for the open source software that goes with the book Table of contents, highlighting the many new sections in the 4th edition, along with reviews of the 1st edition, errata, etc. Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to data mining projects Presents concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods Includes a downloadable WEKA software toolkit, a comprehensive collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks-in an easy-to-use interactive interface Includes open-access online courses that introduce practical applications of the material in the book
Mathematics

How to Lie with Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 9732

Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
Medical

Vital Statistics of the United States 2016

Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data

Author: Shana Hertz Hattis

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598888552

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 6507

Vital Statistics of The United States: Births, Life Expectancy, Deaths, and Selected Health Data brings together a comprehensive collection of birth, mortality, and health data into a single volume. It provides a wealth of information compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and other government agencies. Vital Statistics contains over 225 tables and is divided into 4 parts : Births, Mortality, Health, and Marriage and Divorce. Charts and graphs, available at applicable points in each chapter, illustrate some of the most vital trends in the data. In addition, updated definitions reflect the latest federal parameters for information about births, mortality, health, and marriages.
Economic development

World Development Indicators 2009

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821378309

Category: Economic development

Page: 434

View: 1879

Looking for accurate, up-to-date data on development issues? 'World Development Indicators' is the World Bank's premier annual compilation of data about development. This indispensable statistical reference allows you to consult over 900 indicators for some 150 economies and 14 country groups in more than 80 tables. It provides a current overview of the most recent data available as well as important regional data and income group analysis in six thematic sections: World View, People, Environment, Economy, States and Markets, and Global Links. World Development Indicators 2009 presents the most current and accurate development data on both a national level and aggregated globally. It allows you to monitor the progress made toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and its member countries, the World Bank, and a host of partner organizations. These goals, which focus on development and the elimination of poverty, serve as the agenda for international development efforts.
Medical

Physician Compensation

Models for Aligning Financial Goals and Incentives

Author: Kenneth M. Hekman

Publisher: Medical Group Management Assn

ISBN: 9781568291796

Category: Medical

Page: 148

View: 8388

Business & Economics

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2013

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Gwenavere W. Dunn

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598886304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

View: 8250

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2013, First Edition Essential for any economic development official, regional planner, or urban researcher, The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, previously published by the Census Bureau, is the first edition published by Bernan Press. This valuable resource continues to provide the most complete source of comprehensive and useful information about the nation’s individual states, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and their component counties. This edition features the latest information on an array of topics such as population, birth and death rates, health coverage, school enrollment, crime rates, income and housing, employment, transportation, and government. Researchers, college students, and data users can easily see the trends and changes affecting the nation today. This edition includes: a complete listing and data for all states, metropolitan areas, including micropolitan areas, and their component counties 2010 census counts and more recent population estimates for all areas results of the 2012 national and state elections expanded vital statistics, communication, and criminal justice data data on migration and commuting habits American Community Survey 1- and 3-year estimates data on health insurance and housing and finance matters accurate and helpful citations to allow the user to directly consult the source source notes and explanations A guide to state statistical abstracts and state information A valuable addition for all academic and public libraries. The State and Metropolitan Area Data Book: 2013 is part of the County and City Extra Series available from Bernan Press. Other books include: County and City Extra: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey Places, Towns, and Townships
Personnel management

Managing Workforce Development in the 21st Century: Global Reflections and Forward Thinking in the New Millennium

Author: Henry O'Lawrence

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 1681100037

Category: Personnel management

Page: 246

View: 9733

The book begins with the premise that workforce education is a global issue and is becoming increasingly competitive. It is important for the reader to understand the concept of work historically, as well as its meaning and implications to individuals. Understanding this history leads to better instruction, education, and training, which can solve many human performance problems in the workplace. Workforce Education, Occupational, Training, Instruction or Career Education, Voca-tional Education or Technical Education is used interchangeably throughout this book. The concept of today’s workforce development is universal. As a college professor, I believe I have an ethical obligation to promote learning, to ensure health and safety, to protect the public and private trust, and to promote the transfer of learning. A second premise of this book is that there are common issues and problems in the workplace. This book provides, in a single volume, the knowledge base common to all work settings for today’s students, regardless of their specialty. Thus, the book was designed for students to think globally and to understand how to be and what it takes to be competitive in the global economy.
Business & Economics

Saving Capitalism

For the Many, Not the Few

Author: Robert B. Reich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345806220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4104

From the author of "Aftershock" and "The Work of Nations," his most important book to date--a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of economics and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals how power and influence have created a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the "free market" is, and how it has masked the power of moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. Reich exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by huge corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street: that all workers are paid what they're "worth," that a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, and that corporations must serve shareholders before employees. He shows that the critical choices ahead are not about the size of government but about who government is for: that we must choose not between a free market and "big" government but between a market organized for broadly based prosperity and one designed to deliver the most gains to the top. Ever the pragmatist, ever the optimist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity when we shore up the countervailing power of everyone else. Passionate yet practical, sweeping yet exactingly argued, Saving Capitalism is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action.
Education

The Almanac of American Education 2018

Author: Hannah Anderson Krog

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1641432594

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 8957

Compiled from official U.S. government sources, the book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America.