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20 cities where Americans have the longest commutes

Most working Americans commute about 26 minutes each way to and from work. But when you live in one of these major US cities, you wind up spending more of your life commuting. Using data collected from the US Census Bureau, personal-finance...Show More Summary

Retail Sales increased 1.6% in September

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 1.6 percent from August to September(seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.4 percent from September 2016.From the Census Bureau report:Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food servicesShow More Summary

Americans' commuting habits haven't changed at all in the last 10 years

When it comes to getting to work, the car still reigns supreme. Data collected by the US Census Bureau shows that Americans still prefer to take a car to work over public transit, bike, or a smaller personal vehicle like a motorcycle. Show More Summary

What is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage, while a controversial loan product, can be a great financial tool for retiring seniors and homeowners.   According to data from the US Census Bureau, only 2 to 3 percent of Americans hold reverse mortgages. But there’s also data suggesting that that may not be the case in the future. Show More Summary

Chart of the Day: Millennials Really Have Taken It On the Chin

Here’s another random chart. It was motivated by a column I happened to read in a free copy of the New Statesman that I picked up today. The numbers are ordinary income figures from the Census Bureau: So in case you’ve been wondering, millennials really do have it hard. Their income has grown the slowest […]

U.S. Trade Deficit Fell to Its Lowest Level in 11 Months in August

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit fell from $43.56 billion in July to $42.40 billion in August, its lowest level in... The post U.S. Trade Deficit Fell to Its Lowest Level in 11 Months in August appeared first on Shopfloor.

Trade Deficit at $42.4 Billion in August

Earlier 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 $42.4 billion in August, down $1.2 billion from $43.6 billion in July, revised. Show More Summary

Pew Research: U.S. Latino high school dropout rate lowest ever, college enrollment highest ever

Among U.S. Latinos, the high school dropout rate is at a record low while their college enrollment rate is at a record high, according to new  Census Bureau data. This is “particularly noteworthy” because the number of Latinos enrolled in K-12 between 1999 and 2016 surged 80 percent, from 9.9 million to 17.9 million. Show More Summary

Facebook Ad Reach Is More Than U.S. Census Bureau Data in All 50 States (Report)

Facebook's issues with reporting ad reaches larger than the actual population base appear to be even more prevalent, according to a new report from the Video Advertising Bureau. Early last month, Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser pointed out discrepancies between Facebook's ad reach and U.S. Census Bureau data, including: Facebook claims that it can reach...

Construction Spending increased in August

Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in August:Construction spending during August 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3 billion, 0.5 percent above the revised July estimate of $1,212.3 billion. Show More Summary

At Least One Census Survey Will Include Sexual Orientation Question

It's not the Census Bureau's biggest survey, however, which backtracked on plans for such questions earlier this year.

New Home Prices

As part of the new home sales report released on Tuesday, 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 of new houses sold in August 2017 was $300,200. Show More Summary

US Census Reverses On Sexual Orientation Question

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: Today, the US Census Bureau reversed a previous decision to exclude a question on sexual orientation from the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Study. In response to this victory, Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, issued the following statement. Show More Summary

US Census Bureau Agrees To Keep Sexual Orientation Question In Upcoming Survey

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The question was going to be removed from a study gauging public understanding and attitudes regarding the 2020 Census.

Durable Goods Orders Bounced Back in August, with Strong Year-over-Year Growth

The Census Bureau said that growth in new durable goods orders increased by 1.7 percent in August, bouncing back somewhat after dropping 6.8 percent in July. This data has been... The post Durable Goods Orders Bounced Back in August, with Strong Year-over-Year Growth appeared first on Shopfloor.

One-third of Native American and African American children are (still) in poverty

Last week the Census Bureau released data on income, poverty, and health insurance, which showed a slight decline in the national poverty rate (from 14.7 percent in 2015 to 14.0 percent in 2016).

Wednesday: Durable Goods, Pending Home Sales

Wednesday:• At 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 August from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 1.5% increase in durable goods orders.• At 10:00 AM, Pending Home Sales Index for August. The consensus is for a 0.1% decrease in the index.

New Home Sales decrease to 560,000 Annual Rate in August

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 560 thousand. The previous three months combined were revised down."Sales of new single-family houses in August 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary

US Household Incomes: A 50-Year Perspective

By Jill Mislinski – Last week the Census Bureau released its annual report on household income data for 2016. Last year the median (middle) household income rose to $59,149, a 4.1% increase over 2015 and a record high.

Housing Starts Declined in August but Single-Family and Permits Remained Encouraging

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts declined 0.8 percent in August. New residential construction edged down from 1,190,000 units... The post Housing Starts Declined in August but Single-Family and Permits Remained Encouraging appeared first on Shopfloor.

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