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2005 Statistics Fact Sheet, U.S. Department Of Labor, Wage And Hour Division Dec 2006

2005 Statistics Fact Sheet, U.S. Department Of Labor, Wage And Hour Division

Federal Publications

No abstract provided.


Telemarketing: Five Industry Centers, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Dec 2006

Telemarketing: Five Industry Centers, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] In March 2006, the 4,789 business establishments classified as telemarketing bureaus (NAICS 561422) employed 337,662 workers. Weekly wages in the industry averaged $527 and workers’ average annual pay was $24,966. The five counties with the greatest number of telemarketing employees supply a little over 11 percent of the total number of workers in the industry with a combined total of 38,620.

With 10,175 telemarketers accounting for 1.8 percent of its total employment, Bexar County, Texas, which contains San Antonio, tops the list. The telemarketing employees earn an average of $653 per week, more ...


2006 Statistics Fact Sheet, U.S. Department Of Labor, Wage And Hour Division Dec 2006

2006 Statistics Fact Sheet, U.S. Department Of Labor, Wage And Hour Division

Federal Publications

No abstract provided.


Trade And Employment Effects Of The Andean Trade Preference Act - 2005, Bureau Of International Labor Affairs Nov 2006

Trade And Employment Effects Of The Andean Trade Preference Act - 2005, Bureau Of International Labor Affairs

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The submission of this report to the Congress continues a series of reports by the U.S. Department of Labor on the impact of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) on U.S. employment. The current report covers calendar year 2005 and represents the thirteenth in the series.

The ATPA, enacted on December 4, 1991, authorized the President to proclaim duty-free treatment for eligible articles from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. The ATPA expired on December 4, 2001, but was subsequently expanded in product coverage and renewed to December 31, 2006 by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication ...


Annual Report, United States Congressional Executive Commission On China Sep 2006

Annual Report, United States Congressional Executive Commission On China

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The Commission is deeply concerned that some Chinese government policies designed to address growing social unrest and bolster Communist Party authority are resulting in a period of declining human rights for China’s citizens. The Commission identified limited improvements in the Chinese government’s human rights practices in 2004, but backward-stepping government decisions in 2005 and 2006 are leading the Commission to reevaluate the Chinese leadership’s commitment to additional human rights improvements in the near term. In its 2005 Annual Report, the Commission highlighted increased government restrictions on Chinese citizens who worship in state-controlled venues or write for ...


The Department Of Labor’S 2005 Findings On The Worst Forms Of Child Labor, U.S. Department Of Labor Sep 2006

The Department Of Labor’S 2005 Findings On The Worst Forms Of Child Labor, U.S. Department Of Labor

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] In its fifth year, the U.S. Department of Labor's Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor provides new and updated information on the incidence and nature of child labor, relevant laws and enforcement, and programs and policies in place to address exploitative child labor. The report highlights progress that has been made in the past year to combat the worst forms of child labor in 137 countries and territories receiving benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA)/Andean Trade Promotion and Drug ...


Social Security Programs Throughout The World: Europe, 2006, U.S. Social Security Administration Sep 2006

Social Security Programs Throughout The World: Europe, 2006, U.S. Social Security Administration

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This first issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of Europe. The combined findings of this series, which also includes volumes on Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas, are published at 6-month intervals over a 2-year period. Each volume highlights features of social security programs in the particular region.

This guide serves as an overview of programs in all regions. A few political jurisdictions have been excluded because they have no social security system or have issued no information regarding their social security legislation. In the absence ...


Highlights Of Women's Earnings In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Sep 2006

Highlights Of Women's Earnings In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report presents earnings data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information on earnings is collected from onefourth of the CPS sample each month. Users should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of the concepts and ...


Women In The Labor Force: A Databook, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Sep 2006

Women In The Labor Force: A Databook, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report presents historical and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unless otherwise noted, data are annual averages from the CPS. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of concepts and definitions used, see the Technical Note at the end of this report.


Extended Mass Layoffs In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Sep 2006

Extended Mass Layoffs In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) conducts the Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) program to provide information on large-scale private nonfarm layoff events and on the characteristics of dislocated workers. Each month, BLS reports on the number of mass layoff events by employers, and each quarter there is a separate report on the number and characteristics of those private nonfarm mass layoffs that last more than 30 days. This report summarizes and analyzes the quarterly data for 2005. It provides information on the industry, geographic distribution, and size of private nonfarm mass layoffs; the demographic characteristics of those claiming unemployment ...


Income Of The Aged Chartbook, 2004, Social Security Administration Sep 2006

Income Of The Aged Chartbook, 2004, Social Security Administration

Federal Publications

This biennial companion to Income of the Population 55 or Older highlights selected data in charts and tables that are easy to understand. The charts focus on the receipt and shares of income from Social Security, pensions, assets, earnings, and public assistance, effectively illustrating the Social Security program's pivotal role in the economic security of the aged.


How Cbo Forecasts Income, U.S. Congressional Budget Office Aug 2006

How Cbo Forecasts Income, U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Because federal receipts are determined to a great extent by taxes collected on individual and business income, this background paper focuses on how CBO projects income earned by individuals and businesses. It concentrates primarily on CBO's methodology as it pertains to those categories of individual and business income that are encompassed within the framework of the national income and product accounts, or NIPAs (see Appendix A for explanations). Using that framework for projecting income helps to ensure consistency with CBO's projections of the overall economy.


America's Dynamic Workforce: 2006, U.S. Department Of Labor Aug 2006

America's Dynamic Workforce: 2006, U.S. Department Of Labor

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Americas Dynamic Workforce: 2006 presents an overview of current conditions and notable trends affecting the American labor market and economic activity. Primary emphasis is on measures of labor market performance employment, labor force participation, unemployment, and compensation. General measures of economic performance such as gross domestic product (GDP) and productivity growth are also described as they relate to labor market conditions and trends.

Throughout this report the focus is on the data what the numbers actually say about the American labor market and on how individual data items fit together to present an overall portrait of the health and ...


America's Dynamic Workforce: 2006 [Chart Book], U.S. Department Of Labor Aug 2006

America's Dynamic Workforce: 2006 [Chart Book], U.S. Department Of Labor

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Americas Dynamic Workforce: 2006 presents an overview of current conditions and notable trends affecting the American labor market and economic activity. Primary emphasis is on measures of labor market performance employment, labor force participation, unemployment, and compensation. General measures of economic performance such as gross domestic product (GDP) and productivity growth are also described as they relate to labor market conditions and trends.

Throughout this report the focus is on the data what the numbers actually say about the American labor market and on how individual data items fit together to present an overall portrait of the health and ...


Seventy-First Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2006, National Labor Relations Board Jun 2006

Seventy-First Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2006, National Labor Relations Board

Federal Publications

No abstract provided.


Charting The U.S. Labor Market In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statisitcs Jun 2006

Charting The U.S. Labor Market In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statisitcs

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report includes graphs and text describing the U.S. labor market in 2005. Highlights include information about educational attainment, race and Hispanicethnicity, women, and families. These data were compiled from several statistical programs of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are presented together to give an overview of the employment and unemployment situation for the nation that presents both recent data and historical trends over time.


Projections Of Net Migration To The United States, David A. Brauer Jun 2006

Projections Of Net Migration To The United States, David A. Brauer

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Immigration projections are subject to a large degree of uncertainty even in the near term. In fact, the two agencies' projections for net migration in 2010 range, under plausible alternative assumptions, from as low as 150,000 to more than 1.5 million people. Analysis of historical data implies an 80 percent probability that over the next decade, net migration will average between about 500,000 and 1.5 million people annually, with the range of possible outcomes narrowing somewhat over a longer horizon. This paper examines the projection methodologies and outlines the most recent projections of the Social ...


A Chartbook Of International Labor Comparisons: The Americas, Asia, Europe, June 2006, United States Department Of Labor Jun 2006

A Chartbook Of International Labor Comparisons: The Americas, Asia, Europe, June 2006, United States Department Of Labor

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This chartbook focuses on the labor market situation in selected countries in the 1994-2004 period. Each chart in sections 1 through 4 includes countries in North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico) and selected Asian-Pacific (hereafter referred to as Asian) and European countries. Weighted aggregates for 15 European Union countries (EU-15) are shown on most charts. These represent European Union member countries prior to the expansion of the European Union to 25 countries on May 1, 2004. The EU-15 countries are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the ...


Seventieth Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2005 May 2006

Seventieth Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2005

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The National Labor Relations Board, an independent Federal agency, initiates no cases: it acts only on those cases brought before it. All proceedings originate from filings by the major segment of the public covered by the National Labor Relations Act—employees, labor unions, and private employers who are engaged in interstate commerce. During fiscal year 2005, 29,858 cases were received by the Board.


A Profile Of The Working Poor, 2004, Bureau Of Labor Statistics May 2006

A Profile Of The Working Poor, 2004, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report presents data on the relationship between labor force activity and poverty in 2004 for workers and their families. The specific income thresholds used to determine people’s poverty status differ, depending on whether the individuals were living with family members or were living alone or with nonrelatives. For family members, the poverty threshold was determined by their family’s total income; for individuals not living in families, their personal income was used as the determinant.

The data were collected in the 2005 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. For a more detailed description ...


Characteristics Of Minimum Wage Workers: 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics May 2006

Characteristics Of Minimum Wage Workers: 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] According to Current Population Survey estimates for 2005, 75.6 million American workers were paid at hourly rates, representing 60.1 percent of all wage and salary workers. Of those paid by the hour, 479,000 were reported as earning exactly $5.15, the prevailing Federal minimum wage. Another 1.4 million were reported as earning wages below the minimum. Together, these 1.9 million workers with wages at or below the minimum made up 2.5 percent of all hourly-paid workers. Tables 1-10 present data on a wide array of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics for hourly-paid workers earning ...


Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators Of Well-Being, Federal Interagency Forum On Aging-Related Statistics May 2006

Older Americans Update 2006: Key Indicators Of Well-Being, Federal Interagency Forum On Aging-Related Statistics

Federal Publications

[Exerpt] As the baby boom generation anticipates retirement, a growing proportion of older Americans are in fact remaining in the workforce. Labor force participation rates for older women have increased significantly since the mid-1980s, and for older men, since the mid-1990s, according to an updated report from the government's Federal Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. The labor force statistics are among several updated facts and figures in the Forum's databook series on aging.


Consumer Expenditures In 2004, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Apr 2006

Consumer Expenditures In 2004, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Consumer units spent $43,395, on average, in 2004, a 6.3-percent increase over the previous year. This was the largest change in average expenditures in several years; however, there were changes to the survey in 2004, and the estimates for average annual expenditures and some of the components are not strictly comparable to estimates for previous years. (See the box on page 4 for information on the changes.) The increase in expenditures from 2003 to 2004 was more than the 2.7-percent rise in the annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the same period. Spending rose 0 ...


Women Still Underrepresented Among Highest Earners, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Mar 2006

Women Still Underrepresented Among Highest Earners, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt]

Women’s median usual weekly earnings were 81.0 percent of men’s in 2005, among full-time wage and salary workers. While this proportion has risen over the last several decades, women still are underrepresented among the highest earners and overrepresented among the lowest. These finding are based on data from the Current Population Survey.

In 2005, 103.6 million Americans were full-time wage and salary workers; of these, 56.4 percent were men, and 43.6 percent were women. Yet, women made up only 31.0 percent of workers in the highest earnings category (the top fourth or ...


Social Security Programs Throughout The World: The Americas, 2005, U.S. Social Security Administration Mar 2006

Social Security Programs Throughout The World: The Americas, 2005, U.S. Social Security Administration

Federal Publications

[From Preface] This fourth issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of the Americas. The combined findings of this series, which also includes volumes on Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Africa, are published at 6-month intervals over a 2-year period. Each volume highlights features of social security programs in the particular region.


Utilization Of Tax Incentives For Retirement Saving: An Update, U.S. Congressional Budget Office Feb 2006

Utilization Of Tax Incentives For Retirement Saving: An Update, U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Federal Publications

[From Preface] This Congressional Budget Office background paper updates CBO’s Utilization of Tax Incentives for Retirement Saving (August 2003). That paper examined participation rates and contributions to employment-based retirement plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and Keogh plans in 1997. This paper presents comparable figures for 2000 and shows how patterns of utilization changed between the two years. The paper also presents data that were not available in 1997. Roth IRAs, for example, became available in 1998. In addition, information on contributions to simplified employee pensions (SEPs) and savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLEs) became available in 2000.

Overall ...


Immigration Policy In The United States, U.S. Congressional Budget Office Feb 2006

Immigration Policy In The United States, U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Federal Publications

Immigration policy in the United States reflects multiple goals. First, it serves to reunite families by admitting immigrants who already have family members living in the United States. Second, it seeks to admit workers with specific skills and to fill positions in occupations deemed to be experiencing labor shortages. Third, it attempts to provide a refuge for people who face the risk of political, racial, or religious persecution in their country of origin. Finally, it seeks to ensure diversity by providing admission to people from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. Several categories of permanent ...


2006 Annual Report, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service Jan 2006

2006 Annual Report, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This past August, FMCS’ 13th National Labor-Management Conference brought more than 1,500 people representing labor and management interests together in Chicago. In addition to providing 60-plus workshops over three days, FMCS gave attendees the opportunity to hear the thoughts of some of today’s most important players in labor-management relations, including Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, UNITE/HERE Hospitality Industry President John Wilhelm, NLRB General Counsel Ronald Meisburg, and The Permanente Company President and CEO Francis Crosson. The success of our conference illustrates precisely what FMCS does best: providing opportunities for labor and management ...


Pension Insurance Data Book 2005, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Jan 2006

Pension Insurance Data Book 2005, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] The Pension Benefi t Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) was established by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to ensure that participants in defined benefit pension plans receive their pensions if their plans terminate without sufficient assets to pay promised benefits. The PBGC administers separate insurance programs to protect participants in single-employer and multiemployer plans.

The PBGC has published the Pension Insurance Data Book annually since 1996 to present detailed statistics on PBGC program operations and benefit protections.

This edition of the Pension Insurance Data Book contains two short articles. The first is a brief description about recent ...


Comparing Characteristics And Expenditures Of Consumer Units In Selected Income Ranges, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Jan 2006

Comparing Characteristics And Expenditures Of Consumer Units In Selected Income Ranges, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt]

Beginning with the publication of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) 2003 data, several new, higher income ranges were shown for the first time. As incomes have continued to rise over the years, the larger number of higher income consumer units1 occurring in the sample allowed for the publication of these new classes. Using 2003 data, this article compares characteristics and expenditures of those in the highest income range, $150,000 and over, with expenditures and characteristics of those in the range of less than $70,000. A majority (63.9 percent) of consumer units in the CE had an ...