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2010 Census Blogs — Get the latest news about the 2010 Census on the Census Bureau Director's Blog, which provides updates from Director Robert Groves. Recent postings include “Telephone Assistance Line Is Closing July 30” and “How's the Process of Checking on Vacant and Deleted Addresses Going?” (July 27). Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/>.
Working Paper No. 86: “Item Nonresponse, Allocation, and Data Editing of the Question on Hispanic Origin in the American Community Survey (ACS): 2000 to 2007” — This paper evaluates the quality of data from the question on Hispanic origin in the ACS for the years 2000 to 2007. The paper offers recommendations for the question on Hispanic origin. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early August.)
Who's Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2005/Summer 2006 — Tables provide data on child care arrangements of preschoolers and grade-schoolers according to various demographic characteristics of the mother for spring 2005 and child care arrangements in summer 2006. Tables provide data on different types and characteristics of child care arrangements for preschoolers and grade-schoolers, and focus in particular on child care arrangements in Summer 2006. Types of child care include relative care, organized care facilities and self care. (Scheduled for release in early August.)
Fertility of American Women: 2008 — Utilizes data from two sources: the 2008 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS). The CPS data, national-level only, provide a historical perspective of the fertility experience of women, while the ACS data, provided at the state level, focus on the current fertility experiences of women. The data are shown by various demographic characteristics, such as race, Hispanic origin, educational attainment and nativity. New topics examined in this year's report include births to cohabitating women, lifetime fertility patterns for women with higher education and unemployment levels for new moms. (Scheduled for release in August.)
American Housing Survey: 2009 — How many householders rate their homes a perfect “10”? How many homes across the country have central air-conditioning? A sprinkler system? Secure entrances to their communities? This household survey asks questions about the characteristics of housing in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)
Economic Indicators — The Census Bureau releases economic indicators that offer monthly, quarterly and yearly updates on key measures of the nation's economic condition. Upcoming releases in August include Construction Spending, Manufacturers' Shipment, Inventories and Orders, Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories. For the latest releases and a schedule of upcoming releases, go to <http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm>.
Consolidated Federal Funds Report: 2009 and Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2009 — These two reports provide an overview of federal spending at the national, state and county levels. The data have been published annually since 1983 and describe spending for procurement contracts, salaries and wages, direct payments, loans and insurance, as well as federal grants to state and local governments. (Scheduled for release in late August.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for August — Upcoming segments include the birth of browsing in “WWW at 20” (Aug. 2) and a genuine self-starter in “A Boost for Drivers” (Aug. 17).
The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).
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Just 2 Days Left to Ensure You Are Included in 2010 Census — July 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau reminded the nation today that on Friday, July 30, it will shut down its toll-free telephone assistance line. More than 130,000 interviews have been completed via the toll free line. Friday is the last day for callers who feel they may have been overlooked in the census to complete their 2010 questionnaire quickly over the phone. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb10cn69.html>.
The Black Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — July 29 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the black population. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected in the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for the “black alone” population and the “black alone or in combination” population. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/black.html>.
The Asian Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — July 29 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the Asian population. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected in the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for the “Asian alone” population and the “Asian alone or in combination” population. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/api.html>.
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates — July 27 — These 2007 estimates show the demographic characteristics of people with and without health insurance coverage for every state and county in the nation. They are based on models combining data from a variety of sources, including the Current Population Survey, the 2000 Census, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program, County Business Patterns and administrative records. They are currently the only source of estimates of health insurance coverage status for all counties. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/health_care_insurance/cb10-113.html>.
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Spells of Unemployment, 2004-2007 — July 21 — Uses data from the 2004 Survey of Income and Program Participation on how often and how long U.S. residents were unemployed between January 2004 and the official start of the recession in December 2007. The data are presented by a variety of demographic characteristics, including race, Hispanic origin, sex, age and educational attainment. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/employment_occupations/2010-07-21_employment.html>.
Commodity Flow Survey, Hazardous Materials, U.S. Summary: 2007 — July 30 — Report on the shipments of hazardous materials (explosives, gases, etc.) showing data on value of shipments, tons shipped, mode of transportation and other variables. Includes data for selected states. The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted as part of the Economic Census, through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. <http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/ec07tcf-hm.pdf>.
2008 County Business Patterns — July 19 — This is the only data source that provides annual, local economic data by industry. The data cover businesses with paid employees at the state, national and county level. They include establishment totals, number of employees, first quarter and annual payroll, and number of establishments by employment size for industries down to the six-digit NAICS code. These data are useful for studying economic activity of small areas over time, and businesses can use them to analyze market potential as well as measure their own effectiveness. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/cb10-114.html>.
Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 1st Quarter 2010 — July 19 — This quarterly survey provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems. These systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current data about investment decisions by state and local public employee retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in the U.S. financial markets. These tables are published four months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/govs/qpr/>.
Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 20-26) — July 19 — The third full week of September recognizes the nation's unmarried Americans with an array of statistics about this group from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff18.html>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July — Profile America segments included a chilling effect in “Staying Cool” (July 18) and what cable meant in the 19th in “Transatlantic Telegraph” (July 25). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.
2010 Census: No Form, No Visit? Get Counted! — July 28 — This video explains that there is still time to be counted in the 2010 Census. Call the 2010 Census Telephone Assistance Center (888-872-6868) to complete your form over the phone. <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.