The pay gap may be closing among men and women, but some states have more work to do than others. NerdWallet compared data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found that in 2015 Wyoming was the state with the largest wage gap. That means women there made 64.4 cents for each $1 a man earned. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts rose 11.3 percent in December, largely on a rebound in the multifamily segment....
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,226,000. This is 11.3 percent above the revised November rate of 1,102,000...Show More Summary
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.6 percent from November to December (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.1 percent from December 2015.From the Census Bureau report:Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that retail sales accelerated in December, finishing 2016 on a strong note. Spending at retailers grew 0.6 percent in December, increasing for the fourth straight month....
As 2016 rounded off, the year marked a significant economic increase in construction projects. Within the first 10 months, the US Census Bureau reported $972.2 billion construction dollars spent. The growth was slow and steady, bumping up project expenditure by 4.5% from 2015. In addition to the explosive immersive reality development, there are some exciting
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 $45.2 billion in November, up $2.9 billion from $42.4 billion in October, revised. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that new factory orders fell 2.4 percent in November, declining for the first time since June. Yet, the decrease in November came largely from a drop...
The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit rose to a 9-month high, up from $42.36 billion in October to $45.24 billion in...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American spends roughly 26 minutes commuting by car from their homes to their workplaces. That means we're collectively spending billions of hours on unproductive and unfulfilling commutes. Show More Summary
MAKE AMERICA MATE AGAIN: “Shortly before Christmas, the U.S. Census Bureau put some coal in the nation’s holiday stocking. It released data highlighting a worrisome trend: The population grew a subdued 0.7 percent, the lowest rate of growth since the Great Depression years of 1936 and 1937.” Birthrates always fall under socialism. They’ll rise again […]
Utah is growing quickly, while West Virginia is losing people. The US Census Bureau recently released its population estimates for each of the 50 states and Washington, DC, for 2016 and how populations changed from July 1, 2015, to July...Show More Summary
Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in November:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during November 2016 was estimated atShow More Summary
The Census Bureau said that private manufacturing construction spending remained weak in November, falling to an 11-month low. The value of construction put in place in the sector declined from...
The United States’ population will increase by one person every 17 seconds, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population projections for the...
Demographers and officials caution against reading too much into the agency’s annual population estimates.
Hispanic last names are continuing to become more common in the United States. This month, the United States Census Bureau released its list of "Frequently Occurring Surnames from the 2010 Census." SEE ALSO: Obama was broke, had credit...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 592 thousand. The previous three months were revised down slightly."Sales of new single-family houses in November 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary
New home sales jumped more than expected New home sales climbed by 5.2% at a seasonally adjusted rate of 592,000 in November, according to the Census Bureau. Economists had forecast that new home sales rose by 2.1% at a seasonally adjusted rate of 575,000, according to the Bloomberg consensus. Last month's rate was revised t0 563,000. Show More Summary
It's late December, which means it's time once again for the Census Bureau to release its latest population estimates for each of the 50 states, and time for me to play population data nerd. For nearly a decade now, I've been tracking...Show More Summary