The BLS always announces release dates for all of the regular economic data series being produced a year ahead of time.
The Employment Situation is no exception. The data release usually falls on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 AM. The Bureau is fairly rigorous about the release date, even providing the data during weather shutdowns.
More than you ever wanted to know about disability statistics but an important reference. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics has just released their 2017 Annual Report on Disability Statistics in the United States.
Because of the time lag in compiling the data, the data are based on 2016 data.
Quick Takeaways from the release:
In 2016, 20,761,092 individuals with disabilities ages 18 to 64 years were living in the community.
Of those, 7,461,001 were employed—35.9 percent (74.1 percent were NOT employed).
176,005,194 individuals without disabilities ages 18 to 64 years living in the community.
Of these, 135,089,199 individuals were employed—76.8 percent (33.2 percent were NOT employed)
The percentage of people with disabilities employed was highest in North Dakota (54.0 percent) and lowest in West Virginia (27.4 percent).
The PDF file and links to accessible HTML pages can be found on their website by following this link:
XMind is one my most used programs for notetaking and organization. I have used it on the Windows and Linux platforms. They have now come out with a version for iOS, so you can now use XMind on your iPad or iPhone.
It is available as a free download from the App store for a limited time. There is no indication of how long the free download offer will last.
There have always been third-party programs to have text read aloud in Microsoft Word (Text to Speech or TTS). Word Talk, a free program from Call Scotland is one. Read &Write Gold is a commercial product which not has text to speech but also comes with its own voices. These are all programs which are added to the Word toolbar rather than opening a document in its own window.
In the latest versions of Word, you have two options for TTS, Speak and Read Aloud. Both can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar as shown in the screenshot below. Speak and Read Aloud are underlined.
Both can use the installed system voices. The major difference is Read Aloud has a Control Panel and will highlight words that are being spoken. Reading in Read Aloud starts from the cursor position. Speak will not highlight words as they are spoken and will only read selected text.
Read Aloud can also be used in the Read View under Tools. Using it in Read View will allow access to a control panel with the standard controls plus the ability to change voices.
The video below will show both Speak and Read Aloud being added and in use.