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2014-08-28 12:24:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 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...

2014-08-15 12:25:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will host "Federal Statistics on Health Insurance Coverage: Technical Meeting on Methods Used in Household Surveys." When: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10 a.m. - noon (EDT) Who: U.S. Census Bureau:...

2014-08-12 12:25:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Census Bureau media advisory: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will host "Federal Statistics on Health Insurance Coverage: Technical Meeting on Methods Used in Household Surveys." When: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10 a.m. - noon (EDT) Who: U.S. Census Bureau:John H. Thompson, directorVictoria Velkoff, division chief,...

2014-07-21 12:24:53

New Prevalence Estimates from More Than 100 Countries WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last year, and is the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world....

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...

2014-06-17 12:25:13

***Census Bureau Media Advisory*** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo for members of the media to view the latest population estimates for the nation, states, counties and Puerto Rico by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. The 2013 population estimates will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo site at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, June 24. The public release will be at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 26. Wire...

2014-06-05 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the 36 million people 1 year and over who moved between 2012 and 2013, 5 percent said the most important reason for moving was to be closer to work or for an easier commute, while another 8 percent cited the desire for cheaper housing, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The most common reasons for moving in 2013 were "wanted new or better home/apartment," "other housing reason" and "other family reason."...

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...

2014-05-12 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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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