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Stats for Stories: National Ocean Month: June 2018

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From NOAA’s National Ocean Service:

“Our World Ocean Provides...The air we breathe: the ocean produces over half of the world's oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. Climate regulation: covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns. Transportation: 76% of all U.S. trade involves some form of marine transportation. Recreation: From fishing to boating to kayaking and whale watching, the ocean provides us with many unique activities. Economic benefits: the U.S. ocean economy produces $282 billion in goods and services and ocean-dependent businesses employ almost three million people. Food: the ocean provides more than just seafood; ingredients from the sea are found in surprising foods such as peanut butter and soymilk. Medicine: many medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease. Download this graphic and share it!

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Key Stats:

Sources: 2000-2010 Intercensal Estimates (2000-2009), Vintage 2015 Population Estimates (2010-2015).

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More Stats:

From Census.gov > Topics > Emergency Preparedness:

From OnTheMap for Emergency Management:

OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface for accessing real-time U.S. population and workforce statistics for areas being affected by natural disasters. The tool allows users to retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms and federal disaster declaration areas.

From the Library > America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers.

Designed in the style of an online newsroom, America Counts features headlines, graphics, videos and stories about U.S. Census Bureau data.

From Census.gov › Business & Industry > Time Series / Trend Charts:

Source: Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (1992-2018).

Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

Table CB1600A13: Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class

International Trade

USA Trade Online — The Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to all users) — After an account is created, select options for “Harmonized System (HS)” or “HS,” select “Exports” or “Imports," type “Ship” or “Boat” in the "Commodity" search box, then select options for geography and/or time. Select “Report” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

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* These links are all part of NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, as is the Census Bureau.

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