Government

Updated 03/24/2017











   A Work in Progress
   Waiting for one party to agree with the other to benefit the American People.
   No expected completion date for any resolution or outcome until after the next election cycle, maybe.



If it's an electronic communication, they govern it.
The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.



    IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
         Perhaps the most frequent complaint, outside of taxes being too high, are the
       calls received from the IRS on collection matters and pending litigation.  

       Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in
       person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to
       understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine
       whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee.  
The IRS
       initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the United States Postal
       Service.  
However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come
       to a home or business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure
       a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour a
       business as part of an audit or during criminal investigations.  
Even then, taxpayers
       will generally first receive several letters (called “notices”) from the IRS in the mail.

        IRS Alerts Taxpayers with Limited English Proficiency of Ongoing Phone Scams;
      Urges Caution Before Paying Unexpected Tax Bills  |  IRS                                                  04/17/2017
       WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers with limited
      English proficiency of phone scams and email phishing schemes that continue to
      occur across the country.  
Con artists often approach victims in their native
      language, threaten them with deportation, police 
arrest and license revocation,
      among other things.  
“These scammers continue to adapt and evolve, and the IRS
      continues to receive reports of these schemes using multiple languages trying to
      find victims across the country,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “Don’t be
      fooled. Regardless of the language being used, the IRS won’t be calling out of the
      blue to verify your personal tax information or threaten you to make an immediate
      tax payment using a specific method of payment, such as on a pre-paid debit card,"
      Koskinen said.



   
Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS]
Table A-15. Alternative measures of labor underutilization
Click on Table A-15 link above to view the most recent report.
Published monthly, this table provides the following employment figures:


   U-1 reflecting Persons unemployed 15 weeks or longer,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force

   U-2 reflecting Job losers and persons who completed temporary jobs,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force

   U-3 reflecting Total unemployed,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force (official unemployment rate)

   U-4 reflecting Total unemployed
          plus discouraged workers
,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force
          plus discouraged workers

   U-5 reflecting Total unemployed,
          plus discouraged workers,
          plus all other persons marginally attached 
to the labor force,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force
          plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force

   U-6 reflecting Total unemployed,
          
plus discouraged workers,
          plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force,
          plus total employed part time for economic reasons,
          as a percent of the civilian labor force
          plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force
 


Over 100 industry pages are available. These pages display a ‘snapshot’ of
national data obtained from different BLS surveys and programs. Many programs also produce additional industry detail, including state, county, and metropolitan area data. 
The data shown are based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) supersector, sector, and industry level.

Industries at a Glance - Professional & Business Services - Workforce