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2014-10-16 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly declined from the corresponding rate in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152571-INFO Meanwhile, 48.7 million were below the poverty line in 2013 according to the supplemental poverty measure, not...

2014-10-03 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking 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...

2014-10-01 12:27:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000 in 1970 to about 1.6 million in the period from 2008 to 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released today. The population has roughly doubled each decade since 1970, with the largest increase happening from 2000 to 2008-2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149689-INFO The Foreign-Born...

2014-09-30 12:26:33

***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY*** WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will brief reporters on preparations for the 2020 Census and the 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test. The event will include presentations on our plans for testing possible 2020 Census question wording on within-household...

2014-09-24 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO UNHITCHED Profile America -- Wednesday, September 24th. We are halfway through "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," noting that many who are unmarried do not identify with the world "single," since they may be parents, have partners, or are widowed or divorced. The idea for the observance...

2014-09-10 12:28:29

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: The Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Sept. 11 in advance of the planned Sept. 18 release of 2013 American Community Survey 1-year statistics. The webinar will show participants how to access the data and compare geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have...

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...

2014-08-19 12:26:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This collection of seven tables for each quarter comes from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. The tables that examine the role of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market among the nation's people and households within the economic climate of each quarter of 2012....

2014-07-31 12:27:10

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide...

2014-07-25 12:27:45

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional figures from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the manufacturing sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics for semiconductor and related device manufacturing (NAICS 334413). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Highlights include: -- The semiconductor and related device manufacturing industry employed 90,244 people in...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.