Over the last few decades, the number of statistics programs in undergraduate higher education has continued to increase —shifting away from the earlier mindset that statistics courses are merely necessities for graduate studies pursuing other fields. Additionally, since its inception in the late 1990s, enrollment in AP (advanced placement) Statistics courses has been increasing more rapidly than for any other subject.
The unemployment rate in the United States is at historically low levels, coming in at 3.9% for July 2018, with many observers suggesting the nation is now at full employment. Despite the low unemployment rate, some questions remain about the state of the workforce. For example, one question is “how is the employment being utilized?” Or to put it another way, just because people have jobs right now, does that mean they have good jobs? One way to measure employment utilization is to look at the underemployment rate.
Economic Impact: Even with brighter outlook ahead for defense spending, can Virginia achieve economic diversity?
Diversity is an important notion when thinking about investments. Yet it seems that we only really appreciate diversity when the stock market is down. As the market is rising, we often wish our portfolio were more heavily weighted in stocks. That’s where financial advisers earn their keep.
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Commercial air travel across the nation has increased by over 124 million passengers from 2012 through 2017, but some regions are benefitting more than others. The Los Angeles and New York City metro areas have each seen over 11 million more passengers board planes at their airports over the past five years. Following close behind, the Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and Miami markets have also added more than 5 million air passengers from 2012 through 2017. The following map highlights these changes, with labels for all metro areas that gained over 2.5 million additional airplane passengers.