This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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  • Health Insurance Basics: Roles for the Market and Government in Providing, Financing, and Regulating Private Insurance Coverage 

    Jenson, Jennifer; Fernandez, Bernadette (2007-09-18)
    [Excerpt] Both the market and government have important roles in ensuring the availability, affordability, and adequacy of private health insurance. These roles complement one another, but even together the market and ...
  • Spending by Employers on Health Insurance: A Data Brief 

    Jenson, Jennifer (2007-10-10)
    [Excerpt] To attract and maintain a skilled workforce, many businesses provide health insurance and other benefits for their employees. As the cost of health insurance rises, employers face a growing challenge paying for ...
  • Spending by Consumers on Health Care and Health Insurance: A Data Brief 

    Jenson, Jennifer (2007-12-21)
    Over the 20-year period from 1986 to 2005, health care accounted for 5.4% of consumer spending, on average. According to data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES), health care accounted for 5.7% of consumer spending ...
  • Health Care Spending: Context and Policy 

    Jenson, Jennifer (2007-10-02)
    [Excerpt] The United States spends a large and growing share of national income on health care. In 2007, health spending is expected to approach $2.3 trillion and account for more than 16% of gross domestic product (GDP). ...
  • Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB 

    Jennings, Julie; Nagel, Jared C. (2020-03-25)
    [Excerpt] According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal workforce is composed of an estimated 2.1 million civilian workers. Several federal agencies collect, compile, and publish statistics about this ...
  • FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act: Selected Military Personnel Issues 

    Jansen, Don J.; Kamarck, Kristy N.; Kapp, Lawrence; Salazar Torreon, Barbara (2015-12-17)
    [Excerpt] Military personnel issues typically generate significant interest from many Members of Congress and their staffs. Ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with the regular use of the reserve component ...
  • Federal Prison Industries 

    James, Nathan (2007-07-13)
    UNICOR, the trade name for Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI), is a government-owned corporation that employs offenders incarcerated in correctional facilities under the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). UNICOR manufactures ...
  • Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief 

    James, Nathan (2016-01-28)
    [Excerpt] Firearms are one of the leading causes of deaths for law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the line of duty. According to data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), approximately 92% ...
  • Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data 

    Jackson, James K. (2008-05-13)
    [Excerpt] The impact of foreign direct investment on U.S. employment is provoking a national debate. While local communities compete with one another for investment projects, many of the residents of those communities fear ...
  • U.S. Trade with Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Partners 

    Jackson, James K. (2015-05-21)
    This report presents data on U.S. merchandise (goods) trade with its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries. The data are presented to show bilateral trade balances for individual FTA partners and groups of countries ...

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