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Simple Tools, Great Solutions: Creating Boundaries for Puerto Rico Urbanizaciones

Written by: Francia Torres and Tanya Sadrak, Geographers, U.S. Census Bureau Puerto Rico addresses contain types of areas typically not seen in stateside addresses. One example is an urbanización, which is a named neighborhood similar to a stateside subdivision. To … Continue reading

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Understanding How the Share of Business Activity by Size Varies Widely by Industry

Written by: Andrew W. Hait We’ve all heard about the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy, but have you ever wondered what “small” means? Is it a business with a few employees, or is it based on sales? … Continue reading

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Labor Force Participation Rates for An Aging World – 2015

Written by: Daniel Goodkind Today the U.S. Census Bureau released An Aging World-2015, a report that examines the older population’s demographic, health and economic characteristics in the United States and around the world. The Census Bureau regularly tracks trends in … Continue reading

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A Look at Custodial Parents and Child Support in the U.S.

Written by: Timothy Grall, Survey Statistician, Program Participation and Income Transfers Branch Raising children can be an expensive endeavor. A child recently born and raised to adulthood in the United States can cost almost $250,000, according to the Department of … Continue reading

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Another View of the Gender Earnings Gap

  Written by: Jamie M. Lewis, Ph.D., Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch In 2014, the female-to-male earnings ratio stood at 0.79, indicating that the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 79 percent of what their … Continue reading

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