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National Parks and the Economy of Their “Gateway Towns”

Written by Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Nowhere is our nation’s natural beauty on more vivid display than in its more than 400 national parks. Maintained by the National Park Service for exactly one century this summer, these venues have … Continue reading

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The Increasing Complexity of IT Occupations

By Julia Beckhusen Computers are all around us — from desktops at work and home to smartphones everywhere in between. In fact, about 4 in 5 households own some type of computer. America’s use of technology relies on a large … Continue reading

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Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-Owned Businesses Grow Faster Than Firms Owned by Other Race Groups

Written by: Robert Bernstein, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Although the number of businesses owned by Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders remains small relative to the numbers owned by other minority groups, their rate of growth in recent years certainly stands … Continue reading

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Asian-Owned Businesses Nearing Two Million

By: Mary Frauenfelder Between 2007 and 2012, the number of U.S. businesses owned by Asian-Americans rose 23.8 percent, from 1.5 million to 1.9 million. In contrast, the total number of all U.S. firms increased only 2.0 percent during the same … Continue reading

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Changes Seen in Income Distribution for Women Ages 15 to 50 With Recent Births

By: Lindsay Monte, Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Despite the recent economic downturn, the proportion of women with a birth in the previous 12 months who reported the highest annual income per household member grew between 2006 and 2014. This … Continue reading

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