The U.S. rig count was 1,914 in August 2014, up from 1883 in July 2014; Texas rig count was 900 in August 2014, up from 886 in July 2014; The Eagle Ford Shale rig count was 203 in August 2014, down from 211 in July 2014.
The number of job openings in California for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs from 68,073 in May 2014 to 68,752 in June 2014, while the searcher-to-job opening ratio increased from 1.30 to 1.69 in the same span. Image source: http://fairmountinc.com/help-wanted-1-2-million-good-paying-jobs-available/
Review of Kaitlyn Hartger's 'Bad Ink: Visible Tattoos and Recidivism' by Dwight Steward, Ph.D. Kaitlyn Hartger's study 'A closer look at Bad Ink: Visible Tattoos and Recidivism study by Kaitlyn Hartger' is intriguing and adds quite a bit to the existing literature on recidivism and the factors related to reincarnation. Generally, the paper uses data from Florida [...]
The number of job openings in Texas for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs increased from 12,335 in May 2014 to 12,612 in June 2014, while the searcher-to-job opening ratio increased from 0.68 to 1.02 in the same span. Image source: http://projecttomorrowblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-am-scientist.html
The following states raised their minimum wage in 2014: Connecticut: Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage will increase incrementally to $10.10 over the next three years. Delaware: Delaware’s minimum wage will increase to $8.25 an hour, effective June 1, 2015. Hawaii: Hawaii's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 per hour over the next four years. Maryland: Maryland raised its minimum wage [...]
I will be representing Texas Caisson Alumni Network at the Texas Army Fall 2014 Award Ceremony on Sept. 4, 2014. I am looking forward to seeing the young Army cadets. It is always great to see them! .The ceremony will be the Student Activity Center (SAC) Legislative Assemble Room 2.302.
Medical care commodities inflate at a higher rate than general inflation from June 2014 to July 2014
The consumer price index (CPI) went up from 237.693 in June 2014 to 237.909 in July 2014, an annualized rate of 1.09%. The price index for medical care commodities went up at an annualized rate of 3.99% from June 2014 to July 2014. During the same period, the price [...]
One question that comes up all the time in our work is what is the difference between a percentage change and a rate of increase? Answer: They are the same idea, just expressed differently. For instance, if you say the price of oil increased by 100% that is the same as saying that the price [...]
The number of job openings in Texas for nurses, therapists, and physician assistants decreased from 9,612 to 9,298 from May 2014 to June 2014. The searcher-to-job opening ratio increased from 1.09 to 1.52 during that same span. Image source: http://www.carrollhs.org/s/1253/index.aspx?pgid=877
The oil and gas extraction industry in Texas gained 1,000 jobs from June 2014 to July 2014. Compared to July 2013, the cumulative number of jobs added in this industry is 9,400, an increase of 8.9%. Image Source: http://www.eliteexploration.com/texas-oil-gas-companies/