Oct 2, 2013

Federal government shutdown: The data casualties

Which federal data sources are, aren’t and may be affected by the government shutdown.

Oct 1, 2013

Jewish essentials: For most American Jews, ancestry and culture matter more than religion

Most American Jews say being Jewish is primarily a matter of ancestry and culture, not religious practice.

Oct 1, 2013

How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says

The estimated cost of the two federal government shutdowns in fiscal 1996 was more than $1.4 billion ($2.1 billion in today’s dollars).

Sep 27, 2013

Chart of the Week: The bipartisan federal debt limit

Raising the federal debt limit has given both Republicans and Democrats, in Congress and the White House, fits for decades.

Sep 27, 2013

Child labor is declining but still common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia

The International Labor Organization estimates there are 168 million child laborers worldwide, a third fewer than in 2000.

Sep 26, 2013

Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise

U.S. domestic energy production is rising — up 13.9% from 2005 to 2012, and on track to rise even more this year.

Sep 25, 2013

At 42 months and counting, current job “recovery” is slowest since Truman was president

42 months after U.S. payrolls bottomed out, the economy still hasn’t recovered all 8.7 million jobs wiped out in the Great Recession — the longest and slowest recovery in the postwar era.

Sep 23, 2013

The challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants

A talk with Pew Research Center senior demographer Jeffrey S. Passel on the challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.

Sep 20, 2013

Chart of the Week: How Detroit went bust

Charts from the Detroit Free Press depict decades of mismanagement, missed opportunities and poor fiscal choices.

Sep 19, 2013

Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges

Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.