Did you know:
- the average number of children participating each month in the National School Lunch Program in 2009 was 31.3 million?
- the number of classroom computers in the nation’s schools in 2005-2006 was 14.2 million (or one computer for every four students)?
- the per-pupil expenditure on public elementary and secondary education nationally in 2009 was $10,499, and in New York $18,126 per-pupil, the most among all states?
- the average tuition, room and board at the nation’s four-year private colleges and universities for one academic year (2008-09) was $40,633, more than double the cost in 1990?
Find these and other interesting statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features & Special Editions!
Looking for statistics on the labor force, including current and historical unemployment rates? Check out the Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including tables on employment status, characteristics of the employed/not employed, and minimum wage earnings.
Beginning December 20, 2010, FDsys has replaced the Government Printing Office’s GPO Access service for finding online Federal Government publications.
You can use the search tool to find Congressional Reports, Bills, and Calendars, Public and Private Laws, the Federal Register, United States Government Manual, and much more!
Did you know that:
- the first observance of Labor Day – a parade of 10,000 workers – is believed to have taken place in New York City in 1882?
- 3.5 million workers face commutes to work of 90 minutes or more each day?
- there are 154.4 million, 16 years and older, in the nation’s labor force?
Find these and other interesting statistics at the Census’ Facts for Features: Labor Day.
The U.S. Census Bureau has a section – Facts for Features and Special Editions – designed for journalists! This collection of statistics from demographic and economic subject areas provides information, background, and source citing for topics in the news.
Looking for Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports on Journalists’ Privilege? CRS Reports examine Supreme Court and other court decisions and legislative proposals related to journalists’ privilege and rights to refuse to disclose information on sources in news gathering.
Try these 2 sources:
Open CRS – http://opencrs.com/ (freely accessible to public; note: reports do not become public until a member of Congress releases the report, so not all reports will be available through Open CRS.)
- in the Search Open CRS box, type: journalists’ privilege
- click Go
Lexis Nexis Congressional – http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?ANH6180 (Columbia University Libraries subscription database; use UNI and password to authenticate)
- click on "Congressional Publications" in the menu on the left
- go to the Advanced Search tab
- uncheck all the boxes except "CRS Reports
- in search box, type: journalists’ privilege
- click Search