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July 11, 2014 TP14-14

Upcoming

2014 Product Calendar — The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2014. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

Demographic

2014 Interactive HIV/AIDS Database Updates — This annual update of the interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths coincides with the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The database is maintained by the Census Bureau with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Scheduled for release July 21.)

Economic

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll and number of employees for the U.S. Virgin Islands — a U.S. territory in the Caribbean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Manufacturing — National-level data for more than 40 manufacturing industries (including household appliance, motor vehicle and footwear manufacturing) as part of a series of national-level data specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, value of industry shipments, annual payroll, number of employees, value of product shipments and other data items by industry. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing; Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing; and Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing — The next in a series of national-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees and value of product line sales for these four industries. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Investigation and Security Services — National-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items for these three industries. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series —Continuing on a flow basis through February 2015, this series contains national-level statistics from the twice-a-decade economic census for specific industries on the number of employees and establishments, payroll and total revenues. It also includes detailed statistics on the product lines sold or services provided by businesses. For a listing of industries for which data have been released over the last two weeks, see <http://www.business.census.gov>.

Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities — Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools, find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level and provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered in the next weeks:

  • • The Basics of Export Compliance: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m. EDT)

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Registration — Please email clmso.training@census.gov to indicate your intent to attend the class - this will serve as your registration and reserve your seat. Class size is limited, so the first 20 people to register will be accepted to the class.

Archived Training Resources — Visit the Census Bureau's Training Resources Library for free, previously recorded trainings that are available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for July and August — Profile America segments include taking the public's pulse in "Opinion Research" (July 25) and waves of grain in "A Storied Cereal" (Aug. 1).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Apps

Find Your Ideal Place with Census Bureau's Newest App — A Census Bureau mobile app named "dwellr" can help people on the go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Stay Connected to the Economy with Census Bureau Mobile App — Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on-the-go as it is released through the Census Bureau's free, easy-to-use mobile app, America's Economy, available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

Recently Released

(Released since June 27, 2014)

Census Day, 2014 Census Test — July 1 marked Census Day for the 2014 Census Test, which is being conducted in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. To conduct the test, the Census Bureau is hiring 1,000 temporary field staff; prospective job applicants can call 1-888-480-1639. 2014 Census Test participants with questions about the online or paper questionnaire assistance can call 1-866-226-2836. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2020_census/cb14-125.html>.

Demographic

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Degrees — July 10 — Tables highlighting both STEM and non-STEM fields of degree, occupation, unemployment and median earnings by sex, race and Hispanic origin. The tables also include state level STEM occupation information. An interactive graphic explores the relationship between STEM college majors and STEM employment. Includes news graphic. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/employment_occupations/cb14-130.html>.

Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 — July 8 — This report uses data from the 2012 American Community Survey and the 2012 Current Population Survey. It examines women's marital status at the time of their first births, the completed fertility of women up to age 50 and the fertility patterns of young women. Fertility patterns are shown by race, ethnicity, age, citizenship and employment status, as well as state of residence. Includes news graphic. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/fertility/cb14-129.html>.

Changes in Areas With Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010 — June 30 — Uses data from the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey to analyze changes in the spatial distribution and socio-economic characteristics of people living in "poverty areas" (i.e., any census tracts with a poverty rate of 20 percent of more). Includes news graphic. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/poverty/cb14-123.html>.

65+ in the United States: 2010 — June 30 — This report analyzes demographic and socio-economic characteristics for the 65-and-older population. It updates trends for a range of topics, including geographic distribution, longevity, health, poverty, work and retirement. Data used in this report are from the 2010 Census and nationally representative surveys, such as the Current Population Survey, American Community Survey and National Health Interview Survey. Includes news graphic. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb14-124.html>.

Economic

012 Economic Census Industry Series: Breweries; Wineries; and Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers — July 1 — Three more in a series of national-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items for these three industries. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-127.html>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series — July 1 — Additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series now available including the first data for the wholesale trade sector (for alcoholic beverage and tobacco product wholesalers), the first data for the retail trade sector (for gasoline stations), and data for the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (for legal services). Also, data for an additional 49 manufacturing industries were released, including statistics on, cheese, and food product machinery. This data series publishes national statistics for detailed industries as well as information on the product lines sold by or services provided by businesses. Internet address:<http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-127.html>.

Facts for Features

Labor Day 2014: Sept. 1 — July 8 — The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York for a parade. This Facts for Features presents a wide array of statistical information for this national holiday -- which pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff18.html>.

National Grandparents Day 2014: Sept. 7 — Celebrated every year since 1978 to honor our nation's grandparents. This edition of the Census Bureau Facts for Features presents updates of statistics about their role in our society. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff19.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for June — Profile America included paving with good intentions in "Getting Up to Speed" (June 29) and pursuing happiness in "Taking Liberties" (July 4). 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: July 15, 2014