Category Archives: Economy

American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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End of Recession Doesn’t Mean Good Times Return Right Away

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau An economic recession is typically defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research as a decline in the gross domestic product for two or more consecutive calendar quarters. The last recession began … Continue reading

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Characteristics of New Housing

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Tweet What did new housing look like in 2010? How large was the average new house? How many bedrooms did new homes have? What was the average cost of a new single family home? Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau … Continue reading

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Visualizing Foreign Trade Data

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Tweet 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. … Continue reading

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Pool of Nonemployer Firms Continues to Shrink

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Tweet Written by: William G. Bostic Jr., Associate Director for Economic Programs Firms that do not have paid employees (businesses ranging from small "mom and pop" corner stores to independent contractors to Internet-based mail order houses) have continued to suffer … Continue reading

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