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2011-11-17 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) In September, the Census Bureau released a study that examined the economic value of educational attainment by estimating the amount of money that people might earn over the course of a 40-year career given their level of education. In response to the high level of media interest in these findings, the...

2011-11-10 07:58:00

Half of First-Time Mothers Receive Paid Leave, Census Bureau Reports WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-one percent of working women who had their first birth between 2006 and 2008 received paid leave (i.e. maternity leave, sick leave, vacation) compared with 42 percent between 1996 and 2000, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) This finding comes from Maternity Leave and...

2011-11-01 10:36:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches...

2011-10-13 10:42:00

Census Bureau News -- Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released 2008 and 2009 estimates of health insurance coverage for each of the nation's roughly 3,140 counties. Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) are currently the only source for estimates of health insurance coverage status for every county in the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These...

2011-09-15 17:03:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) What: The Census Bureau will hold a Web conference to discuss the Sept. 22 release of 2010 American Community Survey estimates. The webinar will include guidance on how to access and use the upcoming 1-year estimates, a review of selected findings and a question and answer session. The Web conference will...

2011-07-19 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This day marks the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Population Distribution 36 million Number of people who have a disability. They...

2011-05-09 09:23:00

Census Bureau Reports "Delayer Boom" as More Educated Women Have Children Later WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women with a college degree are experiencing a "delayer boom," giving birth at a later age than other women but still having fewer children overall by the end of their childbearing years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The finding comes from a comparison of the 2000 and 2010 Fertility...

2011-05-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) What: The village of Plato, Mo., will celebrate its selection as the 2010 Census Center of Population on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. CDT. The mean center of population is the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all 308.7 million residents are...

2011-04-29 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Census Bureau is reinstating its Embargo Policy, which allows embargo access to select news releases and data products, effective immediately. The first product that will be available for embargo are the 2010 Census Demographic Profiles, which will be posted to the embargo site at 10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 3 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5. Wire and distribution services are prohibited from distributing...

2011-04-26 10:25:00

More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports New Data Provide Most Detailed Look Ever at Years of School Completed WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, among all adults 25 and older, 29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent of men had...