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Census Bureau Hires Managers in New Stockton Office — A management staff has been hired for a Local Census Office in Stockton, Calif., which will be the hub of local census activity for the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal. About 2,000 hires will be made for census work in San Joaquin County. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-February.)
Census Bureau Hires Managers in New Fayetteville Office — A management staff has been hired for a Local Census Office in Fayetteville, N.C., which will be the hub of local census activity for the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal. About 3,000 hires will be made for census work in a nine-county region in that part of the state. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-February.)
The American Community: 2004 — Separate reports present portraits of the Hispanic, Asian and black populations in the United States, providing information on a number of characteristics (education, household type, income, commuting, etc.) based on data from the 2004 American Community Survey. Data are presented at the national level for selected ethnic and racial groups with populations of 250,000 or more (e.g., Guatemalans, Hondurans, etc.) in tables, charts and maps. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-February.)
Current Population Survey Data Collection — In February, Census Bureau field representatives will begin interviewing about 100,000 randomly selected households nationwide for the Current Population Survey's update of employment data. They will also be collecting data on topics such as income, health insurance coverage, educational attainment and living arrangements. Results will be available this year. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-February.)
Extended Measures of Well-Being: Living Conditions in the United States, 2003 — National measures from the Survey of Income and Program Participation covering five broad domains, including possession of appliances and electronic goods, such as cellular telephones; housing conditions; neighborhoods and community services; ability to pay bills and buy groceries; and expectations of getting help from friends, families and communities. (Tentatively scheduled for mid-February.)
2006 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Employment and Payroll — Annual estimates on how many people are employed by state and local governments — from state-owned alcoholic beverage stores to law enforcement officers to higher education — and the payroll of these governments. Summary data are provided for each state. (Tentatively scheduled for release early February.)
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with statistical information on this group. Included is a separate set of statistics for Asians and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 1.)
Older Americans Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of our nation's older citizens with a set of data on the demographic characteristics of the population 65 and older. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 1.)
Profile America and Al Dia (Spanish) for February/March — Upcoming segments include: “American Heart Month” (Feb. 7) and the “Galesburg, Ill., Chocolate Festival” (March 2). The entire set of February daily features is available at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>. The entire set of March daily features will be available for direct downloads beginning Feb. 28.
The URL for the daily or monthly MP3 downloads is the same for the page you use to establish subscription podcast access:
<http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>. This is where the proposed WAV files will appear, as well.
Profile America and Al Dia daily features can all be auditioned and downloaded individually and entire month via zip files at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
Please note that hard copy CDs of Profile America, Al Dia and the Special Edition Black History Month 2007 include features for added programming flexibility: alternate 60-second versions of daily features during the month. For more information, please e-mail us at <PIO@census.gov>.
(Since Jan. 19, 2007)
Asking Governments for Early Participation — Feb. 1 — State, local and tribal governments — about 39,000 in all — are receiving informational booklets asking for assistance in updating addresses in preparation for the 2010 Census. Internet address:
Geographic Mobility — Jan. 18 — Internet address:
2005 State Government Finances — Jan. 31 — Detailed data for each state on revenue (such as taxes and federal aid), expenditures (such as police, fire and education) and cash and security holdings. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Administrative and Support, and Waste Management and Remediation Services — Jan. 30 — Security guards and patrol services revenue increased 13 percent to $18.5 billion in 2005, up from $16.3 billion in 2004. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector Services — Jan. 30 — Internet access revenue for cable and other program distribution increased 18 percent, from $9.4 billion in 2004 to $11.1 billion in 2005. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments Activities and Related Activities — Jan. 29 — Revenue in the investment banking and securities dealing industry reached $158.9 billion in 2005, a 25 percent increase from $127.3 billion in 2004. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services — Jan. 29 —Architectural firms collected more than $6 billion in revenues for residential building projects in 2005, up 27 percent from 2004. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation — Jan. 29 — The American gambling industry raked in more than $28 billion in revenue in 2005. This was a 9 percent increase over 2004 and roughly twice the revenue earned by professional sports teams for 2005. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Other Services (except public administration) — Jan. 29 — Americans are putting more money into their health and appearance, as well as into their pets. Nail salons collected $1.7 billion from clients in 2005, while diet and weight reducing centers earned $2.8 billion. These were some of the largest increases among the personal service sectors at 28.8 and 16 percent, respectively. Additionally, pet care services (excluding veterinary services) increased 15.3 percent over 2004, with total estimated revenue of $1.9 billion. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance — Jan. 26 — Emergency and other relief services firms saw revenue increase from $6.7 billion in 2004 to $8.5 billion in 2005, a 27 percent rise. Internet address:
2005 Service Annual Survey: Rental and Leasing Services — Jan. 22 — Revenues from rental and leasing services increased 6.9 percent to $110 billion in 2005, up from $102.9 billion in 2004. Internet address:
Super Bowl XLI (Special Edition) — Jan. 22 — Internet address:
“Super Bowl XLI”— An audio file companion to “Facts for Features — Super Bowl XLI” is available. <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/radio/special_radio_features/009500.html>.
Profile America and Al Dia (Spanish) for January/February — Recently released Profile America segments include: "Oatmeal Month" (Jan. 24) and the "First Movie Studio" (Feb. 1). <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
A special edition of Profile America for Black History Month 2007 (February) was distributed to regular Profile America subscribers. MP3 and WAV audio files of this special edition are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/black_history_month/>.
“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 at: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/videos/census_operations.php>.
For more information, please e-mail us at <PIO@census.gov>.
“American Community Survey B-roll” (#V07-027) (13:25) — An updated version of the U.S. Census Bureau’s official stock shot reel of ACS survey-taking scenes. This reel features a variety of settings in which these field operations are conducted — including scenes in English and Spanish. Review and order the B-roll via the online American Community Survey News Media Tool Kit: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/newsmediakit.html>.