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Why Do So Many Millennials Live With Their Parents? Two Theories: Marriage and Debt.

Last year, even as the job market picked up speed, the fraction of 25-to-34-year-old Americans living with their parents stayed stuck at record highs nearing 15 percent, according to the Census Bureau. Seems odd, right? After all, millennials have been moving home in historic droves mostly because of the weak economy, haven’t they? Maybe not. Show More Summary

Meet Six People Who Celebrate Being LatiNegro

'In 2010, the census bureau reported that Latinos comprised 17% of the U.S. Population. About 3% of said population are Black Latinos — that’s about 1.2 million. This number doesn’t include the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America and some 36% of Hispanics reporting themselves as ‘other’ in race.' -- Fusio n

The McMansion is back, and bigger than ever

New American homes were bigger than ever last year, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. After a few years of shrinkage in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the median square footage of newly-built homes last year tipped the scales at over 2,400 square feet. That's nearly 1,000 square feet larger than the […]

Day of Remembrance, 2015, Japantown / Little Osaka, San Francisco

TweetAs seen on Post in Japantown: Other locations. Here’s a couple things. This here was something that wasn’t covered when I was in elementary school, just saying. And the Census Bureau sometimes still likes to claim that its data has never been handed over to other governmental agencies, but we learned otherwise a few years […]

New Durable Goods Orders Rebounded in January on Strong Aircraft Orders

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders rose 2.8 percent in January, rebounding from the 3.7 percent declineRead the Rest...

New Home Sales at 481,000 Annual Rate in January, Highest January since 2008

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 481 thousand. November sales were revised up from 431 thousand to 446 thousand, and December sales were revised up from 481 thousand...Show More Summary

Employee Development in the Connected Age

Employee Development in the Connected Age February 20, 2015 The labor force is becoming more connected and mobile than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households reported computer ownership, with 78.5 percent of all households having a desktop or laptop computer, and 63.6 percent having a handheld computer.

Why Making The Australian Census Less Frequent Is A Risky Idea

If reports are to be believed, both the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the federal government are strongly considering moving from a five-year to a ten-year census cycle. More »      

Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

In addition to housing starts for January, the Census Bureau also released the Q4 "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

30% of Millenials Still Living at Home

30.3 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living with a parent, according to data from the Census Bureau. The data comes from a Census release called "Young Adults: Then and Now," which "illustrates characteristics of the young adult population...Show More Summary

Why The Coalition's Attacks On The Census Make Perfect Sense

The undermining of the Bureau of Statistics is in line with an agenda hostile to evidence based policy and willfully out of touch with reality.

Housing Starts and Permits Pulled Back a Little in January

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that residential construction activity pulled back aRead the Rest...

Housing Starts decreased to 1.065 Million Annual Rate in January

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,065,000. This is 2.0 percent below the revised December estimate of 1,087,000,...Show More Summary

Retail Sales decreased 0.8% in January

On a monthly basis, retail sales decreased 0.8% from December to January (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.3% from January 2014. Sales in December were unrevised at a 0.9% decrease.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. Show More Summary

Here come retail sales ... (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IWM, XRT)

The January report on retail sales is set for release from the Census Bureau at 8:30 am ET. Expectations are for sales to fall 0.4% month-on-month and fall 0.5% when excluding auto sales. Excluding auto and gas sales, retail sales are...Show More Summary

11 gadgets commuters shouldn't leave home without

How much time do you spend commuting to work? While the average American commute is 25 minutes, according to the United States Census Bureau, Australians spend 30 minutes getting to work, News.com.au reports. Britons have it much worse,...Show More Summary

Truck driver is the most common job in more than half of the US

An examination of Census Bureau data from 1978 to 2014 finds that truck driving is the most commonly reported occupation in 29 states in 2014. The job is needed everywhere, can't be outsourced and for now, can't be automated, either....Show More Summary

Map: The Most Common Job in Every State

NPR's Planet Money blog has created a map of the U.S. that shows the most common occupation in each state: "We used data from the Census Bureau, which has two catch-all categories: 'managers not elsewhere classified' and 'salespersons...Show More Summary

Talking to a Millennial Homeowner

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by Nicole Dieker According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 33.3 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 29 own homes. Many Millennials still live in their parents’ homes; others live in apartments or share residencies with roommates,...Show More Summary

Prime Working-Age Population Growing Again

Last 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, Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate: Mostly Demographics and Long Term Trends, and...Show More Summary

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