Census Bureau webinar + facts about American workers + standard of living rating

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5 resources this week:
  • The Census Bureau will hold a webinar this Thursday for the Sept. 15 release of the 2015 American Community Survey one-year statistics. Tune in for an audio and video presentation. News media will be able to ask questions.
  • The U.S. standard of living rating rose during the past few years, Gallup says. This applies across all income groups, and non-Hispanic black Americans have reported the highest gains.
  • The Center on Poverty & Inequality is hosting the fifth annual conference this week for the country’s leading “new scholars” to present research on trends in poverty and inequality. Contact inequality@stanford.edu to attend or learn more for stories.
  • The Center for American Progress is looking for ways to expand support systems for socially isolated LGBT and American Indian seniors.
  • And Pew gives us 10 facts about American workers as we wrap Labor Day weekend and look toward the fall. Here are a few:
    • Union membership has fallen by half in the last three decades.
    • Most Americans work in the service sector.
    • About 15 million workers are self-employed.
    • Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce.
    • The gender pay gap exists, but it’s narrowing.
    • The wage gap between college-educated and non-college-educated workers is huge and growing.
    • More older Americans are working.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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