This worldwide survey by The Economist lists dozens of schools across a wide variety of metrics (click on the school name to see the criteria employed). The United States figures prominently.
Archive for Business
County Business Patterns 2013 has just been released. It presents data on the number and size of businesses arranged by NAICS code down to six digits (hit the “detail” button for breakdown, the “compare” button provide figures for other counties in the state); it also contains payroll and the number of paid employees. It should come as no surprise that Hudson County has virtually no agricultural activity, and it has been that way since 1998 (as far back as online records go). Entering the zip code 07035 (NJCU’s zip code) allows a snapshot for this area; again records can be perused online back to 1998. This site allows comparative analysis to ascertain what growth or lack thereof has occurred over the past 15 years. A plethora of additional data resides at this Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
The Lost Generation of the Great Recession (SSRN); and Explaining the Decline in the Number of Banks Since the Great Recession (Federal Reserve, Richmond).
This document is broken down by income, race, and sex; there is also a state aggregate by job classification. These are subsets of a much larger report – Job Patterns for Minorities and Women in State and Local Government.
Did you know that New Jersey has proportionately more dinkey engine operators than the national average? That registered nurses in New Jersey have an average yearly income of over $77,000? Or that there are only 50 genetic counselors in the state? These occupational data are among the almost 800 specialties profiled in the May 2013 (just released) State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: New Jersey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each job title is accompanied by state employment figures, RSEs, local quotients, and hourly/yearly wages (BLS technospeak explained here) with links to national figures for comparative purposes. You can focus in on just one main occupational group or scroll through the bewildering array of jobs located in this state. Other state profiles are available as is the entire national data set; reports back to 1997 are here.