Category Archives: Economy

Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise

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

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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10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local … Continue reading

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Working in America: New Tables Detail Demographics of Work Experience

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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Economic Surveys Provide a Detailed Look at the Characteristics of Small Businesses

Written By: Erika Becker-Medina and Patrice Norman Today’s release of 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) statistics provides a preliminary socio-economic picture of business owners across the nation with final, and more detailed statistics, to come later this year in … Continue reading

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