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Achieving Growth In Unexpected Places

By Aquila Leon-Soon Sometimes you have to be willing to experiment to find the growth you want. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were close to 10 million women-owned business in 2012, of which 89.5% had only one employee: the owner. Show More Summary

Census Data Reveals America's Weird Marriage Habits

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A new visualization of US Census Bureau data reveals—in soothingly colorful bars and interactive key metrics—that married people are the weird ones. And you’d be surprised how many Americans get married at 15. Read more...

Construction Spending up in April Thanks to Residential Construction

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that total construction spending advanced 0.3% in April after rising the same amount in March. April total construction spending was $820.7 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR)

U.S. housing starts continued to stagger in June

U.S. housing starts continued to stagger in June, according to the latest joint report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing. They fell 5% month to month to stand at only 549,000 units, their lowest level this year. At their trough-point in the recession, they were 477,000 units annualized in April 2009. Show More Summary

U.S. retail sales slide for second month in row

As reported by the Census Bureau today, U.S. total retail sales slid 0.5% in June versus May. This was the second month of decline in a row, after they slipped 1.1% in May. In the first four months of this year, they did nothing but advance.

US Housing Starts Rise To … January 1991 Levels

The US Census Bureau released the housing starts numbers today. In a nutshell, housing starts rose. The post US Housing Starts Rise To … January 1991 Levels was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Housing Starts Rise to a Three-Month High in June

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts rose to a three-month high in June, recovering a bit from a springtime...

Housing Starts increased to 1.189 Million Annual Rate in June

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,189,000. This is 4.8 percent above the revised May estimate of 1,135,000, but...Show More Summary

Housing starts jump more than expected

New residential construction rose at a faster rate than expected in June, according to the Census Bureau. Housing starts jumped 4.8% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.189 million, rebounding from a downward-revised 1.7% dropShow More Summary

The Wrong Way to Count Prisoners”

NYT editorial: Voting rights advocates have been pressing the Census Bureau for more than a decade to stop counting prison inmates as “residents” of prisons — where they typically remain for only a short time — instead of the communities … Continue reading ?

Retail Spending Picked Up in June

The Census Bureau said that retail sales picked up in June, increasing by 0.6 percent and rising for the third straight month. Spending rose by 2.0 percent in the second...

Retail Sales increased 0.6% in June

On a monthly basis, retail sales were up 0.6% from May to June (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 2.7% from June 2015.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and...Show More Summary

FLASHBACK: The Invention Of Hispanics. “Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuba…

FLASHBACK: The Invention Of Hispanics. “Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants as whites. Each community of Latin American origin would go by their nationality and by the region where they lived in the United States. But all that changed in the seventies, as activists began lobbying the US […]

Why Don’t Advertisers Pay Attention to Childless Women?

According to the most recent census figures, nearly half of women between the ages of 15 and 44 don’t have children. This is the highest percentage since the Census Bureau started tracking fertility rates in 1976. Half of women is a lot of women, and yet, advertisers continue to behave as though they don’t exist. Show More Summary

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in May

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit rose from $37.39 billion in April to $41.14 billion in May, its highest level since...

Trade Deficit at $41.1 Billion in May

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 $41.1 billion in May, up $3.8 billion from $37.4 billion in April, revised. Show More Summary

Factory Orders Fell One Percent in May

The Census Bureau said that new factory orders fell 1.0 percent in May, ending two straight monthly gains. Excluding transportation, sales eked out a small increase, up 0.1 percent. Defense...

Construction Spending decreased 0.8% in May

Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending decreased 0.8% in May compared to April:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during May 2016 wasShow More Summary

Manufacturing Construction Slipped Again in May

The Census Bureau said that private manufacturing construction spending declined once again in May. The value of construction put in place declined from $74.54 billion in April to $73.16 billion...

Here are the youngest and oldest counties in the US

The median age of residents in US counties and county equivalents ranges from just 22.4 years in Lexington City, Virginia, to 66.6 in Sumter County, Florida. The US Census Bureau recently released data on the age breakdown of the US population. Show More Summary

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