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Homeownership Rates Are Falling, And It's Not Just A Millennial Problem

More people are renting than buying these days and they’re not just millennials. Renters occupied about 36.3% of households last year, the highest figure in a decade, according to a new Census Bureau report out last week. At the same time, homeownership dropped to 63.6% compared to 69% ten years ago. This [...]

Trade Deficit decreased in March to $40.4 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 $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February, revised. Show More Summary

Houston no longer among nation’s top-growing metros

Recent data and reports from the Texas Office of the State Demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau pointed to the Greater Houston metro as being the top area nationally for population gain and the top in Texas for domestic migration, but things have changed since the data used for the report was taken...

How Women's Representation In The Workforce Has Evolved [Infographic]

Data recently published by the U.S. Census Bureau has shown how women's representation in the workforce has evolved since the 1970s. Back then, a femaleaccountant, lawyer or physician was a rare sight.In 1970, 24.6 percent of accountants were women and by 2010 this had increased to 60 percent. Judges and [...]

The Census Bureau undercounts Latinos. It'll take more than technology to fix that

A new report issued last week by Child Trends, a research organization, and the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund calculated that the 2010 census missed some 400,000 young Latino children — the equivalent of more than half a congressional district. The data...

Manufacturing Construction Rebounded by 2.2 Percent in March

The Census Bureau said that private manufacturing construction spending rebounded somewhat in March. The value of construction put in place rose from $77.61 billion at the annual rate in February...

Construction Spending increased 0.3% in March

Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased 0.3% in March compared to February:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during March 2016...Show More Summary

Boomerang buyers on the move?

The U.S. Census Bureau released its homeownership and vacancy rate data for the first quarter of 2016. While homeownership remains relatively stagnant, Gen Xers may be re-entering the market at a higher pace in their recovery from the housing bust....

HVS: Q1 2016 Homeownership and Vacancy Rates

Earlier today, the Census Bureau released the Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for Q1 2016. This report is frequently mentioned by analysts and the media to track household formation, the homeownership rate, and the homeowner and rental vacancy rates. Show More Summary

Congress Urges Questions on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Added to American Community Survey

Yesterday, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson requesting that the Census Bureau include questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity on the American Community Survey (ACS). Show More Summary

This Is Where America's Runaway Inflation Is Hiding

The Census Bureau released its quarterly update on residential vacancies and homeownership for Q1 which is closely watched for its update of how many Americans own versus rent. It shows that following a modest pickup in the homeownership...Show More Summary

The 2010 census missed thousands of California's Latino children. Here's what could change in 2020

More than 113,000 young Latinos in California weren’t counted in the 2010 census, a new study says, and Latino advocacy groups want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau is working to reduce that number in 2020. With an estimated 47,000 uncounted Latino children, Los Angeles County alone is home to...

The Daily Kos Elections guide to the Northeast primaries

As we keep getting closer to filling in the entire map, Tuesday night’s primaries cover one of the biggest remaining gaps—the Northeast. (Granted, some authorities, most prominently the Census Bureau, consider Maryland and Delaware to be part of the South, not the Northeast. Show More Summary

Millennials Surpass Boomers In U.S. Population

``New population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau show there are now more than 75 million millennials in the country... Immigration is a huge factor behind this shift. Millennials now outnumber all other groups partly due to the number of immigrants between ages of 18 and 24 continuously entering the country. Show More Summary

Delusional AP Treats Awful Economic Report as ‘Rebound’

Today's stories at the business wires covering this morning's disastrous durable goods report from the Census Bureau ranged from good to absolutely horrid. March orders only increased by a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent, less than half of the 1.7 percent to 2.0 percent increase that was expected. Show More Summary

New Durable Goods Sales Rebounded Somewhat in March, but Weaker Than Expected

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders increased by 0.8 percent in March, rebounding somewhat after the 3.1 percent decline seen in February. This was weaker-than-expected, with a...

Census Bureau: A Small Slip In New Construction Homes Sales

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction, but at a slightly slower pace as compared to the month prior.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Millennials are now America's largest living generation

The Pew Research Center recently analyzed US Census Bureau population estimates of America's population as of July 1, 2015, and they found that last year, millennials outnumbered baby boomers for the first time ever. There is no formal...Show More Summary

New Home Sales decreased to 511,000 Annual Rate in March

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 511 thousand. The previous three months were revised up by a total of 23 thousand (SAAR)."Sales of new single-family houses in March 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary

New home sales unexpectedly fall

New home sales fell 1.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 in March, according to the Census Bureau. Economists had forecast that new home sales rose 1.6% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 520,000, according to Bloomberg. Sales...Show More Summary

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