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Current Population Survey Design and Methodology (Technical Paper No. 66) — The CPS — sponsored jointly by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics — is the country’s primary source of labor force statistics. This document describes changes made to the survey since 2000. (Tentatively scheduled for release early-October.)
America Speaks: A Demographic Profile of Foreign-Language Speakers for the United States: 2000 — National- and state-level data on who speaks English and does not, broken down by type of household, age of householder, education attainment and income. (Tentatively scheduled for release late-October.)
Educational Attainment and School Enrollment: 2000 — These detailed tables — about 1,200 in all — provide data in greater detail than other Census 2000 products. Tables for 15 race groups and each of the states cover subjects that include the education of native- and foreign-born residents by age, education by labor force status, earnings by education level, school enrollment by age and characteristics of adults enrolled in school. (Tentatively scheduled for release early-October.)
2005 American Community Survey Data (household characteristics) — The latest data show types of homes, median value, heating fuel used, plumbing facilities and more for nearly 7,000 areas, including all congressional districts and counties, cities and American Indian/Alaska Native areas of 65,000 population or more. Additional subjects include means of transportation to work by workplace geography, geographic mobility by selected characteristics, characteristics of households and families, grandparents and the foreign-born population. (Scheduled for release Oct. 3.)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) — Statistics from the Census Bureau’s demographic subject area are compiled relating to the national holiday honoring our military veterans. Parades and speeches occur across the country, highlighted by a national ceremony taking place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. (Tentatively scheduled for release early-October.)
Profile America and Al Dia (Spanish) for September/October — Upcoming segments include “Hispanic Businesses” (Sept. 30) and “National Dental Hygiene Month” (Oct. 16). The entire set of November daily features will go live Oct. 31 at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
Profile America and Al Dia daily features can all be auditioned and downloaded individually and — newly available — by the entire month via zip files at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
(Since September 15, 2006)
Consumer Expenditure Survey Data Collection — 9/29/06 — Internet address:
Geographic Mobility: 2005 — 9/27/06 — Internet address:
2002 Survey of Business Owners: Characteristics of Businesses and Characteristics of Business Owners — 9/27/06 — Internet address:
2005 State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems — 9/28/06 — Annual data on revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership for public employee-retirement systems. Data are shown for individual retirement systems as well as aggregately at the national, state and local levels. Internet address:
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — 9/20/06 — Internet address:
Profile America and Al Dia (Spanish) for September — Recently released Profile America segments include: Home Schooling (Sept. 16) and National Hunting & Fishing Day (Sept. 23)..
“America’s Changing, So is the Census” (5:45) — This video covers the American Community Survey, which is now being conducted in every community across the country, every month. It offers communities a fresh look at how they are changing, and much more. “America’s Changing…” is available for viewing as video-on-demand, via the Public Information Office, Broadcast Services, Web site. A complete script is also available at a single click. Go to
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