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Manufacturing Construction Spending Continued to Rise Sharply in May

The Census Bureau said that private, nonresidential manufacturing construction spending rose sharply, up 6.2 percent in May to an annualizedRead the Rest...

Construction Spending increased 0.8% in May

Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in May:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8 percent above the revised April estimate of $1,027.0 billion. Show More Summary

Here are some of the demographic and economic characteristics of America's gay couples

On Friday, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States. We decided to take a closer look at America's same sex couples. The Census Bureau's American Community Survey is a giant annual...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: June 26, 2015

U.S.: New Census Bureau data revealed that the U.S. Hispanic population increased to 55.4 million people last year with growth seen in nearly all states. Argentina: An Argentine court confirmed the indictment against Vice President Amado...Show More Summary

For the first time ever, most American children under 5 aren’t white

The Census Bureau just released its annual estimates of the US population, broken out by race, sex and age. One of the most intriguing results they reported on was that 2014 was the first year in history in which a majority of children under the age of 5 were identified as some racial and ethnic group other than non-Hispanic white alone. Show More Summary

Census update shows more diverse society as baby-boom generation ages

last weekHealth : The Checkup

A new Census Bureau report shows the baby-boom generation fading further into the gray and giving way to millennials in a country whose younger generations are also becoming more diverse.The white population in the United States reached an all-time high median age of 43, while those younger than 5 were outnumbered by minority children.Read full article >>

3 things to know about closing the gender wage gap

Most of us have heard the disheartening "78 cents" statistic whenever discussions about the gender pay gap arise: The stat itself stems from a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report, which found that women make approximately 78 cents to the dollar of what men earn. Show More Summary

New Home Sales increased to 546,000 Annual Rate in May

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 546 thousand. The previous three months were revised up by a total of 34 thousand (SA)."Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary

Reduced Aircraft Sales Push Durable Goods Orders Lower, with Broader Market Edging Higher

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders declined by 1.8 percent in May, extending the 1.5 percent decreaseRead the Rest...

These Colorful 1870s Census Maps Were Remade With Current U.S. Statistical Data

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

When statistician Nathan Yau of FlowingData came across the 56-page Statistical Atlas of the United States, first produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1874 using data from the 1870 census, he was annoyed to find that publishing of America’s...Show More Summary

Millions of Freedmen’s Bureau records digitized

When African Americans research their genealogy, they often hit what is known as the wall: no records to be found before the 1870 United States Federal Census which was the first to enumerate former slaves. Before that number of slaves he owned was noted under the master’s entry, but it was purely statistical. There were [...]

An Awesome Modern Take On The Statistical Atlas Of The United States

The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau — but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing. More »      

This Modern Take on the Statistical Atlas of the United States Is Awesome

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau—but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing. Read more...

Managing Security in a Changing Workforce

One of the fastest growing trends in the workforce today is telecommuting. According to the United States Census Bureau, 35% or 13.4 million workers worked from home in 2010. The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) reported...Show More Summary

Spot The Mindblowing Housing Permits Outlier

The Census Bureau is no stranger when it comes to reporting absolute gibberish "data": recall one month ago the bureau reported the biggest housing starts print in the Northeast since June of 2008 on what many tried to "justify" as weather-deferred construction, but which will soon be revised far lower. Show More Summary

Housing Starts Pull Back Somewhat, but Permits Rise to Fastest Pace since August 2007

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts were somewhat lowerRead the Rest...

Housing Starts decreased to 1.036 Million Annual Rate in May

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,036,000. This is 11.1 percent below the revised April estimate of 1,165,000, but...Show More Summary

Press Takes Artificially Pumped Seasonally Adjusted Retail Sales Growth As Gospel

On Thursday, the Census Bureau's report on May retail sales said that seasonally adjusted sales came in 1.2 percent higher than April. The press almost universally cited that result as demonstrating that the economy's rough patch earlier...Show More Summary

"The Myth of the White Minority"

In 2012, the Census Bureau announced that nonwhite births exceeded white births for the first time. In 2013, it noted that more whites were dying than were being born. In March, it projected that non-Hispanic whites would be a minority by 2044.But the forecast of an imminent white minority, which some take as a given, is wrong. Show More Summary

Multiracial Population Three Times Larger Than Census Count, Pew Survey Says

Census figures are likely underestimating the size of the multiracial population in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. The Census Bureau estimates that 2.1 percent of the population is multiracial. Show More Summary

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