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2001 AMA survey on workplace testing: Basic skills, job skills, psychological measurement. American Management Association annually mails questionnaires to human resources managers in member and client companies. This resource provides year to year comparisons for 1999, 2000, and 2001 of data supplied by firms testing job applicants in basic literacy and/or math skills.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.

Listening and reading processes of adults: a report of survey findings and references from a workshop presented in the United States and Canada in 1999. Presents results of a survey of participants in 1999 workshops on the listening and reading processes of adults in the context of workplace literacy.

NIFL Workforce Education Fact sheet The NIFL Literacy Fact Sheet is a compendium of statistics about corporate concerns, workplace skill requirements, benefits of workplace education programs, and employer participation in training activities. Links are provided to original sources.

National Assessments of Adult Literacy 2002. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has conducted periodic national assessments of the English-language literacy skills of the nation's adults since 1985. In 1992, it conducted the National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS), which at the time was the largest and most inclusive survey of English-language skills ever conducted in the United States. NCES will conduct the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) in 2002. The NAAL 2002 will be a valuable asset for policymakers and researchers concerned about the status of English-language literacy among adults in the United States providing an independent external benchmark of adult literacy attainment against which state and local progress may be monitored.

The National Center for Education Statistics NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

U.S. Census Bureau is the official web site within the U.S. Department of Commerce. You can find a wealth of data about the people and economy of the United States, including a population clock for the United States and the world. Other links from this page of special interest are American Fact Finder, Census Bureau Economic Programs, Census Economic Briefing Room, and State and County Quick Facts.

The U.S. Department of Education: Research and Statistics houses and supports organizations that provide research, evaluation, and statistics, including the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, Policy and Program Studies Service, Fund for the Improvement of Post secondary Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Organizations sponsored by the Office of Special Education Programs, and National Research and Dissemination Centers for Career and Technical Education. Links to the above organizations are provided on this page. Additionally, "Statistics" in the left navigation bar expands to "General Resources," "Surveys & Program Areas," and "Statistical Tools," each of which provides resources about statistics rather than the statistics themselves.

The US Department of Labor Statistics includes links to major economic indicators and other statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics;FEDSTATS, statistics and information from more than 70 federal government agencies; and unemployment insurance statistics.

US Workforce This site is a gateway to information on the Workforce Investment Act and is designed to provide answers to current and emerging questions about the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act and to provide access to workforce information and resources.