Monthly Archives: November 2012

Measuring Workforce Diversity

Written by: Jennifer Cheeseman Day Have you ever wondered about the diversity of your occupation?  What is its demographic composition, age distribution, educational attainment, earnings ranges, percent U.S. citizen, or from where people are commuting?  These questions and more can … Continue reading

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The Graying of American Households

Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Jamie Lewis Thomas New statistics released today show that American households are increasingly older, with 39 percent headed by someone 45 to 64 years old. In addition, the percentage headed by someone at least age … Continue reading

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Poverty Rates by State: Does the Measure Matter?

Written by: Kathleen Short In November 2011, the Census Bureau, with support from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released the first set of estimates for the research supplemental poverty measure as suggested by an interagency technical working group. Today, the … Continue reading

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GIS Day at the Census Bureau

Written by: Katy Rossiter The holiday season is upon us and for the Geography Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, the season starts with GIS Day!  Today is GIS Day, a worldwide celebration that highlights how geography and GIS can … Continue reading

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What is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does it Differ from the Official Measure?

Written by: Trudi Renwick Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty estimates in 1964, there has been a continuing debate about the best approach to measure income and poverty in the United States. An interagency technical working group … Continue reading

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