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Recognizing Nation’s 2.78 Million Administrative Professionals
Secretaries and administrative assistants make up 2% of the workforce, mainly women with lower-than-average earnings.
Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
1950 Census Records: A Window to History
Records for all people counted in the 1950 Census will be released by the National Archives and Records Administration April 1.
What Is the Gender Wage Gap in Your State?
A new Census Bureau interactive visualization shows the gender wage gap for selected occupations in the states and Puerto Rico.
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Income and Poverty
Dim Job Outlook for People Released From Prison During Great Recession
People convicted of a felony or released from prison are less likely to find work than adults without high school degrees or similar criminal histories.
Frontline Workers Report More Anxiety, Depressive Disorder Symptoms
Fewer adults are reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression than a year ago. Frontline workers outside the home are more likely to report these symptoms.
Novice Data Users: Help Is on the Way
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy launches the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series this week to help less experienced data users navigate census data.
U.S. Teachers More Diverse but Still Lag Student Racial, Ethnic Makeup
U.S. Census Bureau analysis of Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation data shows gap between the racial and ethnicity diversity of teachers and students.
Business and Economy
Census Bureau Serves Hearty Spread of Holiday Food Industry Statistics
Data reveal the business of the holiday food industry from agriculture to manufacturing to wholesalers and retailers.
Franchising is More than Just Fast Food
The 2017 Economic Census Franchise Statistics Report shows there were 498,234 franchise establishments with 9.6 million workers and $1.7 trillion in sales.
Census Bureau Survey Explores Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
New data visualization allows users to explore differences in characteristics and experiences during the pandemic between LGBT and non-LGBT populations.
Will Post-COVID Unemployment Insurance Be Like After Great Recession?
The share of adults who received UI reached a six-year low in 2018 during the Great Recession recovery. So far during the pandemic, UI receipt remains high.
Measuring Impact of Child Care Subsidies on Working Moms
Census Bureau study shows receipt of child care subsidies may keep working married mothers in the labor force and lowers wage gap between spouses.
Number of Businesses Grow in Metros, Shrink in Micros
There were 637,997 employer businesses in Micropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019, a 0.3% drop since 2017.
Zillow and Census Bureau Data Show Pandemic’s Impact on Housing Market
The housing market stalled in spring 2020 but rebounded by summer.
Manufacturing Remains One of the Top Five Largest Employment Sectors
This year marks the Census Bureau’s 10th anniversary celebration of Manufacturing Week beginning today and ending Friday on Manufacturing Day.
Business Growth in Desert Southwest More than Twice National Average
More than 287,000 employer businesses called these counties home in 2019, up 8.5% Since 2015.
Two-Thirds of Recent First-Time Fathers Took Time Off After Birth
For the first time, the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation asked both men and women about their use of parental leave.
Did Unemployment Insurance Lower Official Poverty Rates in 2020?
Expanded unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility during the pandemic lowered the overall poverty rate by 1.4 percentage points to 11.4% in 2020.
Pandemic Earnings Decline but Increase for Full-Time, Yearly Workers
How could earnings for full-time, year-round workers go up while earnings fell for all workers? There were fewer low-wage full-time, year-round workers.
Private Health Coverage of Adults Drops From Early 2019 to Early 2021
In early 2020, a decline in the number of working-age adults with private health insurance was offset by an increase in public health insurance programs.
Bracing for the 2021 Hurricane Season
A U.S. Census Bureau infographic shows the impact of last year’s three major hurricanes that hit the United States.
America’s Love Affair With (Clean) Cars
Car washes help vehicle owners keep what’s likely to be the second-largest investment they will ever make looking good.
Initial COVID-19 Impact on Travel Industry Varied Widely Across States
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators show the impact of the pandemic on state tourism and related industries.
Why Did Labor Force Participation Rate Dip When the Economy Was Good?
The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010-2019 American Community Survey sheds light on the impact of aging baby boomers on the labor force and employment characteristics.
The Dough in Doughnuts
During National Doughnut Month, we look at the manufacturing of doughnut-making machines through U.S. Census Bureau data.
Puerto Rico Has Tougher Workplace Vaccine Requirements Than U.S.
Puerto Rico leads U.S. states in small businesses requiring proof their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to work.
Unmarried Opposite-Sex Couples Cohabitating More Likely to Both Work
New Census Bureau tables on America’s families show differences in the employment status of unmarried and married opposite-sex couples that live together.
Public Spending on Protecting the Environment Up
The Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances shows spending on protection of natural resources has steadily increased since 2014.
Does Majoring in STEM Lead to a STEM Job After Graduation?
Among STEM workers, those who majored in STEM earned more than those who did not.
Businesses Lease Cars, Office Space, Furniture and … Workers
The nation’s 3,769 employee-leasing businesses had 2.7 million workers and generated $177.8 billion in revenue in 2017.
Northern Great Plains Population Gains Higher Than U.S. Last Decade
The region’s population declined for much of the last century but mostly urban counties and five North Dakota oil boom counties drove growth from 2010 to 2019.
Were American Homes Ready for the Pandemic?
Isolating when someone is infected with COVID-19 is challenging when 38% of U.S. multi-person households don’t have two bathrooms and enough bedrooms.
Who Are Our Health Care Workers?
Health care, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing sector, employs 22 million. We profile this workforce now on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.
Working From Home During the Pandemic
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey shows that those who increased frequency of telework had higher income and education and better health.