Monthly Archives: August 2011

Education Tops Government Employment

Written by: Lisa Blumerman, US Census Bureau According to statistics the U.S. Census Bureau released today, the 90,740 state and local governments across the country employed 16.6 million full-time equivalent workers in 2010. What jobs do these employees perform? Some … Continue reading

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Visualizing Income and Poverty Estimates

Written by: Wesley Basel and KaNin Reese, US Census Bureau Recently the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive maps to the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program’s (SAIPE) website. This web-based interactive tool allows users to select, map, and display … Continue reading

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How Long Do Marriages Last?

Written by: Diana Elliott, US Census Bureau Many Americans stay married and have long marriages. Did you know that the median duration of American women’s first marriages in 2009 was 20.8 years? Even when American women remarry, the median duration … Continue reading

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Visualizing Foreign Trade Data

Starting this month, with the release of the June 2011 trade data, the U.S. Census Bureau introduced the Foreign Trade Graph of the Month. Each month will feature a new graph highlighting interesting data points or series about U.S. exports … Continue reading

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“The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day”

Written by: Lynda Laughlin A national nonprofit group, The Children’s Reading Foundation, calls the time parents devote daily to reading to their young children “the most important 20 minutes of your day.” When parents read to their children, it is … Continue reading

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