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2013-05-03 00:20:26

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, MAY 3: RUN FOR THE ROSES Profile America -- Friday, May 3rd.(  )One of the key sporting events of each spring is the Kentucky Derby, and tomorrow's running will be the 139th in the race's long history.  The first event was held in 1875, won by a horse named Aristides. ...

2013-05-02 16:24:09

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) Families with an employed mother and children younger than 15 paid an average of $143 per week for child care in 2011. Find out more Friday, May 3, 2013, at approximately 9:15 a.m. EDT as Lynda Laughlin, family demographer in the Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division at the U.S. Census Bureau,...

2013-05-01 16:29:08

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) In conjunction with yesterday's release on the 2011 County Business Patterns, the Census Bureau has updated the Measuring America County Business and Demographics Map. The map provides an interactive, easy-to-understand overview of how many types of businesses are in your community or anywhere else in the...

2013-05-01 00:22:03

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, MAY 1: RAISING THE ROOF Profile America -- Wednesday, May 1st. Construction began on this date in 1884 in Chicago for a radical new building design -- destined to be America's first skyscraper. It was the Home Insurance Company headquarters, designed by engineer William Jenney. Jenney's...

2013-04-30 12:24:24

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011, total employment from all U.S. business sectors was 113.4 million, an increase of 1.5 million employees from 2010, according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector led the way with a 12.0 percent increase in employment from 2010 to 2011. This year is the first since 2008 in which U.S. businesses reported an increase in employment over the prior year....

2013-04-29 00:20:29

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, APRIL 29: SOCIAL INSURANCE Profile America -- Monday, April 29th. ( )Health insurance and its affordability has been a topic of political contention mostly in the past two decades, the social need was recognized much earlier. On this date in 1942, Rhode Island became the first state to set...

2013-04-27 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, APRIL 27: THE MIGHTY MOUSE Profile America -- Saturday, April 27th. For many years, the word "mouse" commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981, when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the...

2013-04-26 00:20:23

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, APRIL 26: CAR CARE Profile America -- Friday, April 26th. ( )Everyone knows that a clean car seems to run better --possibly because someone who cares what their car looks like also tends to its mechanical needs. April is one of two National Car Care months this year, the other is in...

2013-04-25 16:26:27

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) RESCHEDULED: U.S. Housing Characteristics, Live on "America by the Numbers" Segment on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Renter households increased to 35.4 percent in 2011. Find out more on Friday, April 26, 2013, at approximately 9:15 a.m. EDT as Arthur Cresce, assistant division chief for housing...

2013-04-24 00:22:13

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24: PUBLIC HEALTH Profile America -- Wednesday, April 24th. Early America certainly was a simpler society than that which we have today, but some of today's familiar institutions were part of the national experience over 200 years ago. On this date in 1795, the city of Baltimore...