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Assimilation? Who Needs to Assimilate?

(John Hinderaker) Today the Center for Immigration Studies released some shocking data from the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey (ACS), which came out late last month. CIS headlines: “One in Five U.S. Residents Speaks Foreign Language at Home.” Some highlights: In 2014, a record 63.2 million U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened Significantly Again in August

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit widened significantly again, up fromRead the Rest...

Trade Deficit increased in August to $48.3 Billion

The Department of Commerce reported:The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $48.3 billion in August, up $6.5 billion from $41.8 billion in July, revised. Show More Summary

Tuesday: Trade Deficit

Tuesday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Trade Balance report for August from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for the U.S. trade deficit to be at $48.6 billion in August from $41.9 billion in July.From Binyamin Appelbaum at the NY Times: Ben Bernanke,...Show More Summary

Progress for Children's Health

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Show More Summary

Factory Orders Hit the Skids, Last Month Revised Lower, Shipments Down 4th Time in 5 Months

On top of today's disastrous jobs report, comes still more weakness in the factory sector.The US Census Bureau report on Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders shows: New orders for manufactured goods in August decreased $8.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $473.0 billion. Show More Summary

Barriers to Small-business Success

Starting a business is risky. Data the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered show maybe 20 percent of businesses do not last through the first year, and 70 to 80 percent will not be around five years after starting. While that information may be depressing and suggest you not even try, you have ways to increase […]

Construction Spending increased 0.7% in August, Up 13.7% YoY

The Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in August:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during August 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,086.2 billion, 0.7 percent above the revised July estimate of $1,079.1 billion. Show More Summary

Amicus Briefs in Evenwel Case

I’ve already linked to the Persily et al. brief. I have also received briefs from: the DNC Common Cause Harris County Brennan Center Former census bureau directors ACLU Here is a list of additional briefs on the merits via Moritz: Brief … Continue reading ?

Here’s Why the Facts Underpinning Bullish New Home Sales Headlines Aren’t So Bullish

Yesterday’s new home sales report from the Census Bureau triggered an ebullient response. Big media used words like “surge; soar; rise sharply; above expectations” to describe it. The Wall Street Journal said, “Sales of new, single-family...Show More Summary

AP's Reported 'Fastest Pace' in Home Sales in Seven Years Really Isn't

Thursday morning at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, Christopher Rugaber opened his coverage of the Census Bureau's New Residential Sales report as follows: "Buoyed by steady job gains and low mortgage rates, Americans...Show More Summary

Dads Hold Key to Reducing Child Poverty

The presence of married fathers in children's lives remains the most vital factor in reducing child poverty. Here's why. The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on income and poverty for 2014. The good news or bad news, depending...Show More Summary

Equal Pay for Women Can Cut Poverty in Half, Boost Wages Significantly, AND Grow the Economy. Can Any Other Policy Lever Do That?

Every September, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its update on income and poverty in the United States. I -- along with many other economists, policy wonks, data geeks, and others -- impatiently refresh the website to learn whether there has been any improvement in men's and women's earnings, the wage gap, or the poverty rate. Show More Summary

Census Bureau delivers another wonky month of housing start results

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development delivered their joint report on housing starts for the month of August today -- and with it, another mixed bag for the housing market. After reporting slower-than-expected...Show More Summary

The white population is growing in many U.S. cities for the first time in years

Last week, the Detroit News caught a small change in the city's population in new Census Bureau data: In 2014, the city's white population rose by nearly 8,000 people. That's a relatively small number in a city of 680,000, but it's a significant change from the long-term trend over the lifetime of a majority of residents living in […]

New Durable Goods Orders Fell Two Percent in August

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders fell 2.0 percent in August, essentially offsetting the 1.9 percent increaseRead the Rest...

New Home Sales increased to 552,000 Annual Rate in August

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 552 thousand. The previous three months were revised down by a total of 8 thousand (SA)."Sales of new single-family houses in August 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 552,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary

Do the American People Pay Attention to News During Football Season?

Football season has started in America, which means that most men will be glued to the tv for the next few months, not paying attention to news. However, scandals have rocked the US Census Bureau, two US Air Marshalls are accused of having group sex on duty, and the debt ceiling will come back into vogue at the end of November.

SURE GLAD WE WON: Remember during the Clinton administration, the big battle to prevent the census b…

SURE GLAD WE WON: Remember during the Clinton administration, the big battle to prevent the census bureau from just “extrapolating” (aka making stuff up) instead of counting?  Yeah.  That sure worked.  See this: Department of Labor needs to own up to fake unemployment numbers.  And this: Sex, lies and threats at the Census Bureau.  … the country […]

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