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2014-04-23 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, April 23, 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...

2014-04-15 20:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent changes to the Current Population Survey's questions related to health insurance coverage is the culmination of 14 years of research and two national tests in 2010 and 2013 clearly showing the revised questions provide more precise measures of health insurance through improved respondent recall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This change was announced in September 2013 and implemented...

2014-03-27 12:26:08

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO This quarterly survey provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the...

2014-03-26 12:27:42

From Utilities to Health Care to Manufacturing, Census Bureau Statistics Provide Look at U.S. Economy Since Recession WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector of the economy showed tremendous growth from 2007 to 2012 as the number of establishments rose by 26.4 percent, according to the 2012 Economic Census Advance Report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140326/DC91378-INFO...

2014-03-18 20:21:19

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Test your knowledge of the relative populations of different geographic areas by participating in the U.S. Census Bureau's version of "March Madness." The Census Bureau's Population Bracketology is an interactive data visualization allowing you to fill out your own bracket based on comparisons of state...

2014-03-06 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files for the 2012 American Community Survey five-year statistics are now available for users to create their own tabulations. The files contain a 5 percent sample of the housing unit universe while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. The files show population...

2014-02-24 20:23:11

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau updated its application programming interface today with monthly and quarterly economic indicators. The API allows more access and easier customization of data products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Developers could use the statistics available through the API to create a variety of apps and tools, such as ones that allow homebuyers to find the latest new residential construction...

2014-02-24 16:23:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

2014-02-19 16:26:53

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a beta version of its new census.gov website. With a new look and topic-based navigation, the redesigned site provides easier access to statistics on America's people, places and economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Census Bureau conducted both industry and customer research to create the new site. The beta site invites users to explore what the new home page will...

2014-02-11 00:21:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) AMERICA'S FIRST HOSPITAL Profile America -- Tuesday, February 11th.( )Among his very many achievements, Benjamin Franklin played a leading role in the founding of America's first hospital, decades before the Declaration of Independence. Together with Dr. Thomas Bond, he obtained a charter...