Archive

Archive for the ‘U.S. Department of Commerce’ Category

New Census Bureau Population Estimates Reveal Metro Areas and Counties that Propelled Growth in Florida and the Nation

March 26, 2015 Comments off

New Census Bureau Population Estimates Reveal Metro Areas and Counties that Propelled Growth in Florida and the Nation
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Florida was home to the nation’s fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates released today.

The Villages, located to the west of the Orlando metro area, grew by 5.4 percent between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, to reach a population of about 114,000. State population estimates released in December revealed that Florida had become the nation’s third most populous state. Today’s estimates show Florida’s growth to reach this milestone was propelled by numerous metro areas and counties within the state.

Nearly 1 in 10 in the U.S. Want to Move, Census Bureau Reports

March 23, 2015 Comments off

Nearly 1 in 10 in the U.S. Want to Move, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents are dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point that they want to move, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. However, only 18.3 percent of the 11.2 million householders who wanted to move actually did so between 2010 and 2011.

U.S. Mover Rate Remains Stable at About 12 Percent Since 2008, Census Bureau Reports

March 19, 2015 Comments off

U.S. Mover Rate Remains Stable at About 12 Percent Since 2008, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

For the past several years, the mover rate has remained between 11.5 and 12.5 percent, according to new 2014 statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. The mover rate between 2013 and 2014 was 11.5 percent or 35.7 million people age 1 year and over.

This information comes from Geographical Mobility: 2013 to 2014, a collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. The tables describe the movement of people in the United States, including type of move, reason for moving and characteristics of those who moved one year earlier. Distance moved is also available for people who moved to a different county or state.

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

March 19, 2015 Comments off

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy (PDF)
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce (Economics and Statistics Administration)

The growing importance of data in the economy is hard to dispute. But what does this mean for workers and jobs? A lot, as it turns out: higher paying (over $40/hour), faster growing jobs.

In this report we identify occupations where data analysis and processing are central to the work performed and measure the size of employment and earnings in these occupations, as well as in the industries that have the highest concentration of these data occupations.

Measuring America: A Child’s Day

March 18, 2015 Comments off

Measuring America: A Child’s Day
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

At A Glance infographic uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine aspects of a child’s well-being, including participation in extracurricular activities, academic experiences, meals with a parent and being read to.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2013

March 17, 2015 Comments off

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2013
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The estimates show the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for all states and each of the nation’s roughly 3,140 counties. The statistics are provided by selected age groups, sex, race and Hispanic origin (state only), and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect the federal poverty thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program is the only source of single-year health insurance estimates for every county in the U.S.

Census Bureau Releases New Median Earnings by Detailed Occupations

March 17, 2015 Comments off

Census Bureau Releases New Median Earnings by Detailed Occupations
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released today a new table showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2013 American Community Survey. The table includes ratios indicating the percentage of women in an occupation, as well as the male-to-female earnings ratio in the occupation for full-time, year round workers in the past twelve months.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,023 other followers