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June 6, 2008 TP08-12

Upcoming

Demographic

Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Maryland's report is scheduled for release the week of June 8 and Kentucky's for the week of June 22. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2006 — A detailed look at registration and participation in the most recent congressional election, as well as the characteristics of those who voted, those who registered, and a look at the reasons why people who were registered did not vote. Find out who were the likeliest voters based on region, education, income, employment, race and Hispanic origin, and other factors. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early June.)

Veteran's Earnings: 2005 — An analysis comparing the earnings of male and female veterans to the rest of the population. The analysis uses data from the 2005 American Community Survey, which allows an exploration of contributing factors to earning differences. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)

International Data Base — The world population is expected to reach 7 billion in the next decade. More specific global population estimates and projections are released through the International Data Base, an Internet site where information on infant mortality, life expectancy, and other statistics for the world and more than 220 countries can be found. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)

Fertility of American Women: 2006 — The first Census Bureau report on fertility patterns of American women to use data from the American Community Survey, making it the first to include state-by-state comparisons of fertility characteristics. Data from the Current Population Survey are also included, permitting historical comparisons. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)

Economic

2006 County Business Patterns — The report provides data by county on the number of establishments, number of employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for the nation's 7.5 million businesses with employees. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

Business Help Site — A wealth of useful information is available on the Census Bureau's Business Help Site to assist companies complete forms for more than a dozen monthly, quarterly and annual economic surveys, including assistance in filing electronically. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

Facts for Features

Back to School — Although summer vacation has not quite arrived yet for many students, the Census Bureau is already looking ahead to the start of the 2008-09 school year. This fact sheet presents statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country's schools in late summer. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-June.)

Labor Day (Sept. 1) — This day, often considered the unofficial end of summer, is a longtime federal holiday (since 1984) honoring our nation's workers. This fact sheet includes an array of demographic data spotlighting our nation's labor force. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early July.)

Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for Jun — Upcoming segments include "Flag Day" (June 14) and "FCC Established" (June 19). The May and June 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/>

Recently Released

(Since May 23, 2008)

Demographic

South Dakota in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot — May 28 — The state's 2007 population of 3.7 million includes a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of blacks than the nation as a whole.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb08-cn50.html>.

Profiles of Older Workers: 2004New Jersey — May 27 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

Economic

National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation — May 27 — More than 87 million Americans participated in wildlife-related recreation in 2006, spending more than $122 billion. Data for Alaska, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming have been updated. The Census Bureau conducted this survey for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html>.

Facts for Features

Conversion from Analog to Digital TV (Feb. 17, 2009) — May 29 — Facts and figures from the Census Bureau's statistical abstract and other federal sources relating to television programming and the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ffse03.html>.

2008 Hurricane Season Begins (June 1) — May 28 — An estimated 35.3 million people live on the coastal portions of the states stretching from North Carolina to Texas, the areas most affected by north Atlantic hurricanes.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ffse02.html>.

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26) — May 27 — In observance of the 18th anniversary of the enactment of this groundbreaking law, statistical information from the Census Bureau's demographic subject areas about people with disabilities.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ff11.html>.

Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Video

2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — This informational video explains how communities benefit from Census Bureau data collection efforts. Testimonials describe the importance of a complete and accurate count and why the 2010 Census will be the most important count in our nation’s history. Shows data collection operations in action. Running time is 3:10. <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for May and June — Segments included "Scotch Tape" (May 27) and "AIDS First Noted" (June 5).
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014