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December Figures Reveal Weak Growth in Private Jobs and Declines in Government Jobs
The new employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released on January 10th showed weak growth in private sector employment in the month of December 2013, and declines in state and local government jobs. The longer-term trends indicate that both the private sector and state and local government employment are still below levels reported in December 2007, the first month of the Great Recession.
Ben Wildavsky Joins Institute as Higher Education Director
The Rockefeller Institute has just named Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World, as senior fellow and director of higher education studies. Ben will bring his expertise to the Institute in developing events, publications, and studies on the rapid changes in practices, technologies, and institutions of colleges and universities worldwide.
Effect of Affordable Care Act on HIV Populations Uncertain, Say Researchers
In two just released journal articles in the nationally prominent journals Health Affairs and Public Administration Review, Rockefeller Institute Fellow Dr. Erika Martin and her collaborator Dr. Bruce Schackman, from Weill Cornell Medical College, reveal how the newly adopted Affordable Care Act will change health care delivery for people living with HIV, uncertainty in how state HIV programs need to adapt, and how these effects will differ across states.
Time Bandits? State Income Taxes Surge in April
Federal “non-withheld” income tax payments surged by 37 percent in April and May of this year—compared to the same months in 2012. This appears to be a one-shot event, as wealthy households cashed out investments in late 2012, before the “fiscal cliff” tax increases went into effect. It also casts a new light on recent increases in state tax revenues. These revenue increases may not persist, and future state revenues are very uncertain.
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The news outlet quotes Rockefeller Institute experts in a story on how states are dealing with recent surpluses.
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