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Improvements to the Release of Economic Indicators Mean You Get Data Faster

Fri Jan 15 2016
Written by: John H. Thompson
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Every month, the Census Bureau releases key indicators of America’s economy. These indicators are critical to the analysis of the nation’s current and future economic performance. Businesses in America, and around the world, rely heavily upon them to make decisions every day.

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Today, the Census Bureau announced a significant improvement in the way we release these indicators. We’ve reduced the lag between the indicators’ official release and when they are posted to the web to the smallest it’s ever been. As of today, every person in America will have access to the indicators in as little as one second after their release.

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This improvement comes in response to our customers’ requests for more timely access to our data. Because of the indicators’ value, data users such as business owners, researchers, investors, economists and policymakers want access to it as quickly as possible.

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Enhancing the accessibility of our data via the web is a key aspect of the Census Bureau’s digital transformation. The new streamlined, automated method allows customers to access economic indicators on more expeditiously and efficiently by optimizing the process required to post economic indicator data to the Internet.

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To view today’s release of economic indicators, click here. You can find more economic indicators from the Census Bureau at or by downloading the America’s Economy app.

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Fore more information about the Census Bureau’s digital transformation and the release of economic indicators, please contact the Public Information Office at

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