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Profiles of Older Workers —The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Hawaii will be the sixth state to be released in the series. (Tentatively scheduled for release in November.)
2006 Service Annual Survey: Truck Transportation, Couriers and Messengers, and Warehousing and Storage — In 2005, U.S. commercial trucks traveled 90 billion miles — the equivalent of nearly 1,300 trips to Mars and back. This 2006 report reveals updates on revenue and expense estimates for firms that haul, warehouse and deliver America’s freight. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)
2006 Service Annual Survey: Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments — Did revenue grow in the financial industry in 2006? Did investment banking generate more revenue than the brokerage industry? How did financial advice firms compare? This report tracks the rapidly changing revenue for firms that make up the securities section of the financial industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)
Notice a change to Census.gov? — The 2010 Census is less than three years away, so we’ve replaced the Census 2000 logo with the 2010 Census icon on our home page at <http://www.census.gov>. Access the latest news and information about the 2010 Census from this selection. Or, find the information previously listed in the section on the Census 2000 page at <http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html>.
Black History Month (February) — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December)
Valentine's Day — The year’s most romantic edition features a collection of Census Bureau demographic and economic statistics pertaining to this special day for lovers. Data are provided on chocolates, flowers and jewelry, among other topics. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-December)
Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for October/November — Upcoming segments include “Holland Tunnel’s 50th” (Nov. 13) anniversary and “An Arrest that Changed History” (Nov. 17). The November daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
The URL for MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access is
<http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>. Profile America and Al Día daily features can be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
(Since Oct. 26, 2007)
Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — Nov. 8 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Arkansas was the fifth state released in the series. Internet address:
A Child’s Day: 2004 — Oct. 31 — In 2004, 47 percent of teenagers had restrictions on their TV viewing, up from 40 percent of the teenagers in 1994. This table package — measuring everything from mealtime habits to academic experience — marks 10 years of data that examine the well-being of children and their daily activities. Internet address:
2006 Annual Survey of Manufactures — Nov. 7 — U.S. manufacturing employed 13 million people, and shipped goods — such as computers, clothing and pharmaceuticals — were valued at about $5 trillion. The report contains national- and state-level statistics on employment and payroll, costs of materials, inventories, shipment values, expenditures and more. Internet address:
Holiday Season — Nov. 7 — The Census Bureau presents facts and figures related to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, a time of gathering and celebrating with friends and family, gift-giving, and general cheer and rejoicing. Internet address:
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November) — Oct. 29 — Presidents have signed proclamations to honor the nation’s 4.5 million American Indian and Alaska Natives each year at this time. This group is younger and has larger families than the national population. Internet address:
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for October — Segments included “Statue of Liberty” (Oct. 28) and “Internet Anniversary” (Oct. 29). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.
Public Information Office Photo Services — Internet pages have been updated to provide access to three key photo offerings: “Enumerators and Field Representatives,” “Census Bureau Headquarters” and “National Processing Center.” All images are free for use. Go to the Census Bureau home page, and click on “Broadcast and Photo Services.” The direct link to the photo galleries is <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/photos/>.
“America’s Changing; so is the Census” (5:45) — This award-winning video covers the American Community Survey, which is conducted in every community across the country every month. “America’s Changing …” is available for viewing as video-on-demand; the complete script is also available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/videos/census_operations.php>. For more information, write 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. Review and order the B-roll from the online American Community Survey news media tool kit at