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Data Feed: Unemployment breakdowns, airline complaints, divorce and college for women

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Politics Christie is dropping fast against Clinton, McClatchy/Marist New Yorkers back Cuomo’s no-tax pre-K plan, Quinnipiac Updated graphic on debt-ceiling increases since 1980, The Washington Post

Economy Mixed views of economic news persist, Pew Research Center In 2013, 15 major strikes and lockouts idled 55,000 workers, BLS Single unemployment rate can’t capture complex labor market, The Washington Post January unemployment by sex and by age, Bureau of Labor Statistics Single working mothers worse off since recession, Working Poor Families Project via PRB North Dakota leads job creation index for fifth straight year, Gallup Which airlines are habitually late? Bloomberg Airline consumer complaints down in 2013, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Cold weather, tight supplies sending propane prices higher, EIA Most metro areas seeing strong home-price growth, National Association of Realtors Is U.S. housing unaffordable? Depends how you chart it, The Wall Street Journal Startups are more responsive to economic conditions than older firms, NBER

Health & Society U.S. uninsured rate dropping so far in 1st quarter, Gallup Unhealthy eating, lack of exercise top Californians’ health worries for kids, The Field Poll Divorce reform linked to greater college attainment for women, Minneapolis Fed Gifts to colleges hit $33.8 billion in FY2013, best since recession, Chronicle of Higher Ed. Targeting of immigration holds varies widely by state and facility, TRAC Syracuse Latinos adapting smartphones faster than other ethnic, racial groups, WSJ In Olympics, women prefer figure skating; men go for hockey, ABC News/Washington Post

International EU industrial production fell 0.7% in December, Eurostat Is Europe’s economy really sick? Harvard Business Review The global burden of cancer, The Economist Economic survey of Finland, OECD How does commuting affect well-being in UK? Guardian Interactive: Who’s with who in the Congo conflicts, Stability

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