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2014-07-10 12:34:16

Men Still Make up Majority of Computer Professionals WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that 74 percent of those who have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering and math -- commonly referred to as STEM -- are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals...

2014-07-08 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since in honor of our nation's grandparents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 7.1 millionThe number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18...

2014-07-01 16:25:44

Test Will Research Ways to Save Money on 2020 Census WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced that today marks Census Day for the 2014 Census Test in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This is the reference day for measuring the population of the test area. The test, during which participants are encouraged to fill out a census survey on the Internet and mobile devices, is part of efforts to explore innovative and cost-saving...

2014-06-03 12:32:47

1,000 Temporary Office and Field Staff to be hired for 2014 Census Test in Parts of D.C. and Maryland WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced that it is gearing up for the 2020 Census by conducting its first major field test beginning June 5 in portions of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. The Census Bureau will hire about 1,000 temporary workers to conduct the 2014 Census Test to explore modern and cost-effective ways to...

2014-05-13 16:25:24

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1994, the U.S. Census Bureau became one of the first government agencies to be on the World Wide Web. The Census Bureau had long been a pioneer in using technology to improve its data collection and tabulation processes, inventing the first electrical tabulating machines for the 1890 Census and using the UNIVAC computer for the 1950 Census. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and...

2014-05-13 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new, interactive and redesigned census.gov website today as it celebrates 20 years on the Web. In 1994, the Census Bureau was among the first government agencies to create a public website, and the newest version offers many updated features to make finding and exploring statistics on America's people, places and economy easier for the nearly 5 million visitors who traffic the site every month....

2014-05-13 12:33:51

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the...

2014-05-12 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco had among the highest percent of commuters who bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86668 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in San Francisco increased from 2.0 percent to 3.4 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community...

2014-05-12 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Portland, Ore., had among the highest percent of commuters who bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86666 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in Portland increased from 1.8 percent to 6.1 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community...

2014-05-12 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York City had 0.8 percent of commuters bike to work, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today in a new brief focused on biking and walking to work. Nationally, 0.6 percent of workers commute by bike. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86659 Since 2000, the percent of people who biked to work in New York, increased from 0.5 percent to 0.8 percent, according to 2008-2012 statistics from the American Community Survey. In addition,...


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