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United States War Mobilizations

Some very interesting statistics from the Bureau of the Census on military manpower: 1860 (Union only): 27,000 1865 (Union only): 1 million 1916: 180,000 1918: 2.9 million 1939: 334,000 1945: 12 million

Here are the fastest growing and fastest shrinking counties in the US

America's population is always changing, and it develops in different ways in different parts of the country. The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. Show More Summary

Here's where immigrants are moving to in the US

The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The Census Bureau includes estimates of the different components of population change. Show More Summary

Census Data Prove It: We Prefer Sunshine And Golf Carts

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A new Census Bureau report suggests many Americans would rather be driving a golf cart than shoveling a drive. Last year, Florida was home to six of the 20 fastest-growing metro areas in the nation.

Here's where Americans are moving to and from

The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The Census Bureau includes estimates of the different components of population change. Show More Summary

Here's where more people are dying than being born

Birth and death rates are, naturally, a big part of how populations change over time. The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The Census Bureau includes estimates of the different components of population change. Show More Summary

The 9 fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.

New Census Bureau data reflects an aging nation and shows that Americans on the move are opting for warmer climates

New Home Prices: More homes priced in the $200K to $300K range

Here are two graphs I haven't posted for some time... As part of the new home sales report, the Census Bureau reported the number of homes sold by price and the average and median prices.From the Census Bureau: "The median sales price...Show More Summary

Durable Goods Orders and Shipments Were Soft in February

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders declined 1.4 percent in February, falling for the fifth time inRead the Rest...

DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 4.9% year-over-year in January, Rolling 12 Months at All Time High

Wednesday:• 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:30 AM, Durable Goods Orders for February from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 0.5%Show More Summary

Animal Medical Center of Chicago's Pet Food Drive

In today's technologically advanced society, it is shocking to discover that hunger still exists in America. According to U.S. Census Bureau, 23 percent of people in Chicago live at or below the poverty level in 2013. (1) These impoverished people have extreme difficulties paying for utilities, food, rent and clothing. Show More Summary

New Home Sales Data Goes Full Retard With Report Frozen Northeast Saw 153% Surge

This is how ridiculous government data has become: in the same month in which both Housing Starts and Existing Home sales significantly missed expectations, misses which were promptly blamed on the weather, the Census Bureau momentsShow More Summary

New Home Sales at 539,000 Annual Rate in February

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 539 thousand. January sales were revised up from 481 thousand to 500 thousand, and December sales were revised down slightly from...Show More Summary

Women still struggle for equal pay

In their struggle for equal pay, women are catching up, but much more slowly in the past decade than before. Take a look at the new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Median income continues to climb, but it's still below where it was when the Great Recession began

At the beginning of every month, Sentier Research publishes an update of median household income from two months prior via Census Bureau data. Doug Short at Advisor Perspectives synopsizes the report and produces some explanatory charts. Show More Summary

The missing men of Ferguson

An important but unreported indicator of Ferguson’s dilemma is that half of young African American men are missing from the community.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, while there are 1,182 African American women between the ages of 25 and 34 living in Ferguson, there are only 577 African American men in this age group.  […]

Comments on February Housing Starts

As always, we we shouldn't let one month of data influence us too much. For February it appears housing starts were impacted by the weather, especially in the Northeast.Here is a table showing starts in the four Census Bureau regions. Show More Summary

Housing Starts Plummeted in February, but Permits Reflect Continued Strength

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that residential construction activity plummeted in February,Read the Rest...

Housing Starts decreased sharply to 897 thousand Annual Rate in February

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000. This is 17.0 percent below the revised January estimate of 1,081,000...Show More Summary

Workplace Suicide On The Rise, According To New Study

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Suicide is responsible for nearly 1 million deaths worldwide each year, and the rate is continuing to rise -- particularly in the workplace, according to a new study. Researchers examined Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injury data from 2003 to 2010 and found that more than 1,700 people died by suicide on the job. Show More Summary

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