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NOAA — Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014

December 19, 2014 Comments off

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014
Source: NOAA

What’s new in 2014?

Rising air and sea temperatures continue to trigger changes in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth.

However, natural variation remains, such as the slight increase in March 2014 sea ice thickness and only a slight decrease in total mass of the Greenland ice sheet in summer 2014.

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U.S. Census Bureau: 2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report (Released December 18, 2014)

December 18, 2014 Comments off

2012 Manufacturing and International Trade Report
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

This new annual report from the U.S. Census Bureau will, for the first time, provide a comprehensive comparison between detailed manufacturing product class data and associated import and export data. The data are published on a North American Industry Classification System basis from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series, presented with official U.S. export and import merchandise trade statistics. Future reports will also incorporate statistics from the Annual Survey of Manufactures.

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue, Census Bureau Reports

December 18, 2014 Comments off

State and Local Government Spending Grows Faster Than Revenue, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Between 2007 and 2012, total expenditures for state and local governments increased by 18.2 percent, from $2.7 trillion to $3.2 trillion, while total revenue declined 1.1 percent over the same five-year period, from $3.1 trillion to $3.0 trillion, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data from the 2012 Census of Governments released today.

Two major contributors to the decline in total revenues were employee retirement revenue, which includes earnings on investments and contributions, (dropping 67.7 percent, from $533.3 billion to $172.0 billion) and interest earnin

Nearly 6 Out of 10 Children Participate in Extracurricular Activities, Census Bureau Reports

December 15, 2014 Comments off

Nearly 6 Out of 10 Children Participate in Extracurricular Activities, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Fifty-seven percent of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that children were more likely to participate in sports (35 percent) than clubs or lessons like music, dance and language (both around 29 percent).

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine aspects of a child’s well-being, examining their participation in extracurricular activities, and how participation related to a child’s living arrangements, parental nativity status and household or economic transitions.

Annual Income and Earnings Inequality Metrics: 2009-2012

December 12, 2014 Comments off

Annual Income and Earnings Inequality Metrics: 2009-2012
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Using four calendar years (2009-2012) of data from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation panel, this table package presents inequality metrics for annual estimates of personal, family and household income and earnings. The derived inequality measures for each calendar year are the Gini index, the mean log deviation, the Theil index and the Atkinson index.

NOAA — Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

December 12, 2014 Comments off

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Source: NOAA (Climate.gov)

Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the places where weather history suggests you want to be if you’re looking for the best chance of a white Christmas.

The map at right shows the historic probability of there being at least 1-inch of snow on the ground in the Lower 48 states on December 25 based on the latest (1981-2010) U.S. Climate Normals from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Dark gray shows places where the probability is less than 10 percent, while white shows probabilities greater than 90 percent.

Nationwide Shipment of Goods Reaches $13.8 Trillion, Census Bureau Reports

December 11, 2014 Comments off

Nationwide Shipment of Goods Reaches $13.8 Trillion, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The total value of U.S. shipments reached $13.8 trillion in 2012, an increase of $2.2 trillion since the previous Commodity Flow Survey was conducted in 2007, according to the latest estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the total value increased 18.5 percent over that five-year span, the nationwide shipment of goods declined by 1.2 billion tons to 11.3 billion tons or about 9.9 percent.

For the first time, the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey included information on temperature- controlled shipments. Mixed-freight items that include food for grocery and convenience stores as well as supplies for restaurants and food chains accounted for 187.7 million tons of temperature-controlled shipments valued at $529.3 billion.

The Commodity Flow Survey is conducted every five years as part of the Census Bureau’s economic census. The survey, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is the primary source of national, state and selected metropolitan areas statistics on domestic freight shipments. It provides information on the origin and destination, value, weight, mode of transportation, distance and ton-miles of commodities shipped.

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