A good starting point when looking for statistics, the Statistical Abstract reports basic statistics from the U.S. government and other sources. Although the Census Bureau is no longer updating this site (since 2012), it’s still useful for identifying sources.
Tip: The Statistical Abstract reports basic statistics from other sources. Checking the original source (named underneath tables) can lead you to more detailed statistics.
See chapter 11 - Measurements for the Human Resources Department for explanations of: *Employee Turnover
*Average Time to Hire
*Late Personnel Requisitions Ratio
*Sendouts per Hire
*Intern Hiring Percentage
*Ratio of Support Staff to Total staff
*Employment Cost Effectiveness.
Subtitled Basic Measures to Achieve Better Results, this guide book provides formulas and explanations of HR measurements for productivity, efficiency, staffing, learning, talent, and reward. Includes measures such as employee-engagement index, cost per hire, voluntary staff-turnover rate, retention rate of key employees, firm salary / competitor salary ratio, etc. GoogleBooks Preview
This "Greatest Hits in Gov Stats" compilation is an easy place to start. Browse by categories or use keyword search (NAICS code can be used as keyword.) Footnotes to the statistical tables can direct you to a more complete government report or Web site. Use on web or hard copy at EMU Library
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Note: Due to federal budget cuts the Census Bureau no longer updates this source (as of 2012). However, it can be a useful starting point. Sources listed under the tables can be consulted for up-to-date numbers.
Cost of Living
Compares cities – for inflation over time see Consumer Price Index
Up-to-date reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit provide insight on country developments such as economic trends and forecasts, country risk, business environment, currency and interest rate forecasts, financial outlooks, industry conditions, political developments, and regulations.
The U.S. Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey is a quarterly survey of more than 11,000 U.S. hiring managers who are asked about their hiring plans for the next three months. The results identify the strongest and weakest metropolitan areas, states and industries for hiring and pursuing jobs.