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Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise

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Written by: Erika H. Becker-Medina, chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy‑Wide Statistics Division The number of women-owned firms rose 26.8 percent from 2007 to 2012, from 7.8 million to 9.9 million businesses. In contrast, the number of all … Continue reading

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Women are Leading the Rise of Black-Owned Businesses

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By Erika H. Becker-Medina, chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Black business ownership is on the rise. The number of black or African American-owned firms grew 34.5 percent between 2007 and 2012 — from 1.9 million … Continue reading

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Working in America: New Tables Detail Demographics of Work Experience

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By: Braedyn Kromer and David Howard More than seven in 10 people of traditional working age (16 to 64 years old) worked in 2014; for people 65 and over, at least one in five had worked in the past 12 … Continue reading

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Skipping the Booth: Voters Using Alternative Methods are Increasing

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Written By: Thom File, sociologist, Education and Social Stratification Statistics Branch Nationally in 2014, 10.3 percent of voters reported voting in person before Election Day, while 20.9 percent reported voting by mail, meaning that in the most recent congressional election, … Continue reading

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A Gray Revolution in Living Arrangements

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Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Emily Schondelmyer The last 50 years have witnessed a revolution in young adult living arrangements, which are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. The transformation is not limited to young … Continue reading

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