Tag Archives: Current Population Survey

Older Workers Are Staying Longer in the Workforce

Written By:  Loraine A. West Participation in the labor force has been rising for older adults for the past decade or longer. By 2010, the labor force participation rate for the population age 65 and older reached 22.1 percent for … Continue reading

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Marrying Older, But Sooner?

Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying sooner … Continue reading

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Medicare and Medicaid, Age and Income

Written by: Jennifer Cheeseman Day Today, the Census Bureau released new statistics on the percentages of people receiving health insurance coverage. The report shows that 15.7 percent of people were covered by Medicare and 16.4 percent by Medicaid last year. … Continue reading

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Income and Poverty Rate Held Steady in 2012

Written by: Chuck Nelson Between 2011 and 2012 in the United States, neither real median income nor the poverty rate changed. For the previous four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) either poverty increased (2008, 2009, 2010) or median household income … Continue reading

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How We Measure Health Insurance

Written by: Jonathan Rodean Next week, the Census Bureau is releasing two sources for health insurance statistics in the United States:  the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).  While … Continue reading

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