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After Cautiousness in July, Retail Sales Pick Up in August

The Census Bureau said that retail sales rose 0.6 percent in August, rebounding from a revised 0.3 percent increase inRead the Rest...

Goldman Sachs Revises Q2 GDP estimate to 4.7%

From Brett LoGiurato at Business Insider: Goldman Is Now Saying That Q2 GDP Growth Was Absolutely MassiveGoldman Sachs revised its estimate of second-quarter GDP growth to 4.7% on Thursday, based on new data from the Census Bureau'sShow More Summary

Goldman Is Now Saying That Q2 GDP Growth Was Absolutely Massive

Goldman Sachs revised its estimate of second-quarter GDP growth to 4.7% on Thursday, based on new data from the Census Bureau's Quarterly Services Survey (QSS). Stronger-than-expected healthcare spending growth led to the revised Goldman...Show More Summary

Here's The Most Educated Town In Every State

We recently looked at the most affluent towns in every state. Now, we're turning our attention to educational achievement. The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporateShow More Summary

Oil Vs. Deep Value Investing Smack Down

By Victor Wendl: The latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics show more people currently on some form of means-tested public assistance than working full-time. Fortunately, that dismal employment statistic is not evenly distributed across all industries in our economy. Show More Summary

Here's The Most Affluent Town In Every State

The geographic distribution of income and wealth in the United States is always a fascinating topic. One of the many types of geography the Census Bureau tabulates figures for are "places". These are either legally incorporated cities or towns, or Census designated statistical equivalents. Show More Summary

The Most Critical Demographic For The US Economy Is Now Growing Again

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 pointed out that "even without the financial crisis we would have expected some slowdown in growth this decade (just based on demographics). Show More Summary

Update: Prime Working-Age Population Growing Again

This is an update to a previous post through August.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

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"The federal government’s number crunchers believe some 21,318 same-sex couples call Georgia home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent accounting, and new research forecasts that as many as half would jump the broom within...Show More Summary

Grandparents – The Numbers

Ahead of the National Grandparents Day, here are some facts from the U.S. Census Bureau that show why grandparents are so important.

Here's The Most Common Ancestry In Each NYC Neighborhood

We recently looked at the dominant languages in each of NYC's neighborhoods. Now, we're taking a look at New Yorkers' ancestral backgrounds. The American Community Survey is a massive annual effort by the Census Bureau to understand the citizens of the United States. Show More Summary

Millennials are changing jobs at a less frequent rate than prior generations

The Census Bureau says that Millennials are not changing jobs as much as previous generations. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images. The job hopping that has become synonymous with Millennials is a false depiction of the current predicament that they find themselves in, according to the Census Bureau. Show More Summary

Pew Report: 50% of illegal Immigrants Have Been in US at Least 13 Yrs

Half of the country's illegal immigrant adults have been in the United States for at least 13 years, according to a new Pew Research study. Using "data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and Current Population Survey," Pew estimated that there were 11.3 million illegal immigrants "living in the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed Ever-So-Slightly in July

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed ever-so-slightly, down from $40.81Read the Rest...

New Factory Orders Jumped Strongly in July on Aircraft Sales, but Declined Otherwise

The Census Bureau said that new factory orders jumped 10.5 percent in July. With that said, much of that increaseRead the Rest...

Construction Spending increased 1.8% in July

Earlier the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in July:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during July 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $981.3 billion, 1.8 percent above the revised June estimate of $963.7 billion. Show More Summary

Walter E. Williams: Blacks Must Face Reality

Excerpt: The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 28.1 percent. A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two...

Hidden good news for the money-challenged young

The U.S. Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans' wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality — the gap between the top and everyone else — was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed. But wait. Buried in the bad news was some...

State Income Taxes Have Little Impact on Interstate Migration

From Michael Mazerov of the CBPP: More Evidence That State Income Taxes Have Little Impact on Interstate Migration: The New York Times’ Upshot blog has published a fascinating set of graphs of Census Bureau data on interstate migration patterns since...

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