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Women’s History Month: March 2015

March 2, 2015 Comments off

Women’s History Month: March 2015
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the President has issued a proclamation.

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

March 2, 2015 Comments off

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

National-level data for manufacturing industry groups and industries at the three-, four-, five- and six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels. Provides statistics on employment, payroll, supplemental labor costs, cost of materials consumed, operating expenses, value of shipments, value added by manufacturing, fuels and electric energy used, and inventories. Also provides statistics for each state and the District of Columbia as well as product shipments statistics at the seven-digit product class level. Survey statistics are released annually except for years ending in 2 and 7, at which time they are included in the manufacturing sector of the economic census.

Facts for Features — Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2015

March 2, 2015 Comments off

Facts for Features — Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17): 2015
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991, and the President issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year.

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.

2014 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics

February 24, 2015 Comments off

2014 Housing Vacancy Survey Annual Statistics
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

These statistics provide vacancy rates, homeownership rates and characteristics of units available for occupancy for the U.S., regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Data for all geographies are available both quarterly and annually. Homeownership rates are also tabulated by age of householder for the U.S. and regions and by race/ethnicity of householder and by family status for the U.S. In addition, estimates of the total housing inventory and percent distributions of vacant for-rent and for-sale-only units are available for the U.S. and regions.

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Accommodation and Food Services

February 18, 2015 Comments off

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Accommodation and Food Services
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files that include statistics for traveler accommodation, rooming and boarding houses, full-service restaurants and drinking places. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the accommodation and food services sector and covers Colorado and Hawaii and geographic entities within and will be followed by data for Montana and geographic entities in that state. Statistics for the other states and geographic entities within them for this sector will be released on a flow basis over the coming months.

2012 Statistics of U.S. Businesses — Employment and Payroll Summary Report

February 16, 2015 Comments off

2012 Statistics of U.S. Businesses — Employment and Payroll Summary Report
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

A new report will present industry and geography highlights from the Statistics of U.S. Businesses program. These data allow comparisons between business establishments that do similar work but are part of different-sized enterprises.

Motion Picture and Video Industry Receipts Exceed $80 Billion, According to Census Bureau

February 13, 2015 Comments off

Motion Picture and Video Industry Receipts Exceed $80 Billion, According to Census Bureau
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau released data today from the 2012 Economic Census showing that receipts for the nation’s motion picture and video industry (NAICS 5121) – covering the entire process from production to projection − increased $1.2 billion (1.5 percent), from $79.8 billion in 2007 to $81.0 billion in 2012. These receipt totals include ticket and concession revenue.

The industry experienced an increase of 5.3 percent from 20,164 establishments in 2007 to 21,229 in 2012. However, annual payroll and employment both declined from $15.5 billion to $14.4 billion (or 7.1 percent) and from 308,740 to 280,962 (or 9.0 percent), respectively.


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