With the hearings for the Census Inquiry by the Senate Standing Committee on Economics set to begin this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has inked a AU$20 million deal with Accenture to redevelop its data collection proces...
Iranian-American actor Maz Jobrani made a comedic Public Service Announcement of the U.S. Census Bureau going door-to-door as a way to encourage Iranian-Americans to write in “Iranian” for the 2010 Census, so they could be counted. The federal government is considering a new Middle East-North Africa (MENA) classification for the 2020 census.
This year’s Census was nothing short of a spectacular debacle after the website where Australians were to fill out the survey went down for nearly two days. Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) chief David Kalisch fronted the Senate Estimates in parliament to answer questions about the incident. Show More Summary
At a Senate estimates hearing last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirmed the anticipated savings of moving this year’s census online was slashed by the now-infamous website outage — by up to $30 million. More »
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,047,000. This is 9.0 percent below the revised August estimate of 1,150,000...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau will release data on housing starts and building permits during September at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that new residential construction climbed by 2.9% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 million, according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.6 percent from August to September (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 2.7% from September 2015.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that retail sales rebounded in September, up 0.6 percent, after declining by 0.2 percent in August. This suggests that the public has begun opening their pocketbook...
In a finding that will surprise very few people, data from the US Bureau of the Census has revealed that the most common mode of transportation to work within the US is “driving alone in a private vehicle.” This mode of transportation...Show More Summary
If you look at the numbers, there’s no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is making a positive difference. In fact, just last month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the nation’s uninsured rate had hit a record low. At the same time, the health reform law wasn’t intended as a silver bullet and a number of problems remain. One of those problems is known as “churning.”
People continue to flock to cities for several reasons, such as employment opportunities, lifestyle, and more. The latest U.S. Census Bureau data showed that all but one of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. experienced population growth last year. Show More Summary
The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday that the August trade deficit rose 3 percent to $40.73 billion from July’s $39.5 (slightly revised). Both exports and imports rose, with imports rising more than exports. August exports were $187.9 billion up $1.5 billion from July. August imports were $228.6 billion up $2.6 billion. The goods deficit was […]
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, creating countless jobs and driving innovation. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time since the agency began tracking small businesses thirty years ago, the number of closures is exceeding startups. Experts say it takes business fundamentals plus passion for [...]
The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit edged up from $39.55 billion in July to $40.73 billion in August. The data have...
From 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 $40.7 billion in August, up $1.2 billion from $39.5 billion in July, revised. Show More Summary
Racism may well be the biggest crime in the criminal legal system. If present trends continue, 1 of every 4 African American males born this decade can expect to go to prison in his lifetime, despite the fact that the Census Bureau reports that the U.S. Show More Summary
Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending declined in August:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during August 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,142.2 billion, 0.7 percent below the revised July estimate of $1,150.6 billion. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that private manufacturing construction spending declined by 1.4 percent in August, pulling a little after rebounding in July. The value of construction put in place in...
According to the Census Bureau, most Americans are marrying before they hit the 30 year mark. My husband and I got married when I was 24 and he was 27. Now, some 19 years later, I feel like we got married at a good age. We have both changed since then as individuals and as Keep Reading ?
The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders remained weak in August, continuing a trend that we have seen over the past year or so. New order dropped from...