Spring 2002-Vol. 12, No.2
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The Demographics of Death
An examination of the distribution of deaths across working age population, including the leading causes of death for each sex, and statistics on the most dangerous occupations. The ray of sunshine in these morbid stats is that the rate of fatal injuries is on the decline.

U.S. Worker Earnings Up
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that average U.S. worker earnings for calendar year 2000 were up 5.9 percent. However, the period from 3rd quarter 2000 to 3rd quarter 2001 did not exhibit the same robust growth.

For Unions, Oklahoma is Not O.K.
Seven unions are putting up a dogfight to void Oklahoma’s newly passed Right to Work law. The National Right to Work Foundation is in the state’s corner vowing to uphold the legislation.

The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market
The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market is analyzed by building characteristics: available square footage, average building square footage, time on the market, and those with rail service or cranes.

The New Face of Industrial Building Design
Advances in technology and transportation have been the main catalyst for industrial facility design over the last three decades. This article explores the changes in office / warehouse and bulk distribution facilities over this time-period.

WISER Site Selection Model Upgraded
The Walker Companies have made significant upgrades to our proprietary site selection optimization model, WISER. New data includes county-level inventory tax rates and freeport exemption levels for every county in the United States. In addition, the location of every intermodal facility in the US, as well as every terminal for the five largest LTL trucking firms in the country.

Not Enough Eggs in Your Basket?
Diversification of stock portfolios can help eliminate unwanted volatility as well as reducing risk.

Terror Causes Higher Rates
In the wake of September 11, workers’ compensation insurers are attempting to raise rates to cover future and potential losses from terrorist acts.