In addition to housing starts for October, the Census Bureau also released the Q3 "Started and Completed by Purpose of Construction" report yesterday.It is important to remember that we can't directly compare single family housing starts to new home sales. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing data were mixed in October,Read the Rest...
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,009,000. This is 2.8 percent below the revised September estimate of 1,038,000,...Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.3% from September to October (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.1% from October 2013. Sales in September were unrevised at a 0.3% decrease.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. Show More Summary
Recently released Census Bureau data reveals that women made up almost half of the workforce last year, and on average, were paid 79 cents for every dollar made by men. The pay discrepancy, however, varies widely among states. 24/7 Wall St. Show More Summary
Each month, the Census Bureau announces and the financial media report U.S. housing starts (seasonally adjusted and annualized) as a potential indicator of future U.S. stock market returns. Release date is about two weeks after the month being reported. Show More Summary
We stumbled across an interesting and highly practical set of infographics developed by the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the project allows users to get precious information regarding the annual median earnings from career start to retirement for 80 majors. Show More Summary
This is an update to a previous post through October.Earlier this year, I posted some demographic data for the U.S., see: Census Bureau: Largest 5-year Population Cohort is now the "20 to 24" Age Group and The Future is still Bright!I...Show More Summary
Petition to reinstate the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) survey: We, the undersigned, agree that the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau is a valuable resource for research and policy analysis. The PACE survey provides the only comprehensive source of data on...
We recently looked at the most unequal cities in America. Here's a different way to look at inequality data. The Census Bureau used data from their 2008-2012 American Community Survey to estimate various measures of income inequality. Show More Summary
Income inequality in America is an endlessly fascinating, albeit depressing, topic. But American cities have varying levels of inequality. The Census Bureau makes annual estimates of a standard measure of inequality for US metropolitan areas. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that new factory orders declined 0.6 percent in September. Overall, this was a soft report, withRead the Rest...
Recently released Census Bureau data show that the number of people commuting by bike has increased by 60% over the past decade - but until now, the increase has not been closely tied to a supportive city infrastructure. Researchers evaluated how the development of the Minneapolis Greenway affected the commute of residents over a ten-year period. Show More Summary
The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit widened somewhat, up from $39.99Read the Rest...
Homeownership in the United States is at a 19-year low at just 64.4%, according to a recent Census Bureau report. This may sound like a negative, but it is actually fueling an incredible opportunity
The Census Bureau said that manufacturing construction spending declined 1.1 percent in September. Manufacturers devoted an annualized $54.26 billion toRead the Rest...
Earlier the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending decreased in September:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during September 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $950.9 billion, 0.4 percent below the revised August estimate of $955.2 billion.. Show More Summary
CLAREMONT, New Hampshire — Incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attacked data from the U.S. Census Bureau at a press conference on Friday as part of a vast “right-wing” conspiracy out to get her in the upcoming election. Shaheen, when...Show More Summary
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that fewer than two-thirds of Americans own their own home, which is a key element of the American dream. As Jim Axelrod reports, age is a big part of the reason why.
From housing economist Tom Lawler:Yesterday the Census Bureau released the “Residential Vacancies and Homeownership” Report (commonly referred to as the Housing Vacancy Survey, or HVS) for the third quarter of 2014. The HVS is basedShow More Summary