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Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Summary, March 2013

News release: “Unemployment rates were lower in March than a year earlier in 306 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 44 areas, and unchanged in 22 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Seven areas had jobless rates of at least 15.0 percent, and 33 areas had rates of less than 5.0 percent. Two hundred eighty-seven metropolitan areas had over-the-year increases in nonfarm payroll employment, 80 had decreases, and 5 had no change. The national unemployment rate in March was 7.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted, down from 8.4 percent a year earlier. In March, 44 metropolitan areas had jobless rates of at least 10.0 percent, down from 63 areas a year earlier, while 157 areas had rates below 7.0 percent, up from 113 areas in March 2012.”

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010

Suicide Among Adults Aged 35–64 Years — United States, 1999–2010. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. May 3, 2013 /Vol. 62/ No. 17 “Traditionally, suicide prevention efforts have been focused mostly on youths and older adults, but recent evidence suggests that there have been substantial increases in suicide rates among middle-aged adults in the United States.… Continue Reading

For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying

Citizen Lab [University of Toronto] “released a new report, For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying. The report features new findings, as well as consolidating a year of our research on the commercial market for offensive computer network intrusion capabilities developed by Western companies. Our new findings include: We have identified FinFisher Command… Continue Reading

Climate Central Report – Sewage Overflows From Hurricane Sandy

Sewage Overflows From Hurricane Sandy. Alyson Kenward, PhD, Daniel Yawitz, Urooj Raja. “Six months after Sandy, data from the eight hardest hit states shows that 11 billion gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage flowed into rivers, bays, canals, and in some cases, city streets, largely as a result of record storm-surge flooding that swamped… Continue Reading

CIO Insights: Leading Innovation in a Time of Change

“Each year TechAmerica and Grant Thornton LLP survey federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) on issues most affecting the community. CIOs had a lot to say about budget, policy and governance, acquisition, human capital, mobility, and cybersecurity…The budget is the top concern of CIOs. While budget cuts drive CIOs to improve efficiency and spark innovation, they… Continue Reading

Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries

“The 2012 Annual Report on the Status of U.S. Fisheries highlights the progress that collectively, NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, and our stakeholders have made to end overfishing and rebuild stocks. The report documents additional progress towards long-term economic sustainability of our nation’s fisheries. Recent economic data illustrates that the overall seafood industry… Continue Reading

Report – Sticky Ages: Why Is Age 65 Still a Retirement Peak?

Sticky Ages: Why Is Age 65 Still a Retirement Peak? by Norma B. Coe, Mashfiqur Khanand, Matthew S. Rutledge, WP#2013-2. January 2013. Boston College, Center for Retirement Research “When Social Security’s Full Retirement Age (FRA) increased to age 66 for recent retirees, the peak retirement age increased with it. However, a large share of people… Continue Reading

Census – About 6 in 10 Recent Moms in Their Early 20s are Unmarried

News release: “As of 2011, 62 percent of women age 20 to 24 who gave birth in the previous 12 months were unmarried, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. This compares with 17 percent among women age 35 to 39. The information comes from Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently… Continue Reading

Alleged Improprieties Regarding the Canine Program at the Dept. of Energy's Y-12 Site

“The Department of Energy’s (Department) Canine Program is an essential component of its efforts to identify and deter potential threats to infrastructure and personnel. At the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) and other nuclear material hosting sites in the Department, canines are used to detect explosives, narcotics, concealed humans and also track human presence at… Continue Reading

Paper – Internet Content Governance & Human Rights

Lucchi, Nicola, Internet Content Governance & Human Rights (May 1, 2013). Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law Vol. 16, No. 3 (2013). Available at SSRN “The paper examines how Internet content governance is posing regulatory issues directly related to the growing importance of an equitable access to digital information. In particular, it looks at… Continue Reading