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Americans Are Still Moving To The Suburbs

Americans still love the suburbs, and are still moving there from big cities. According to the Census Bureau’s most recent release on inter-county migration shows that in some of the nation’s largest cities, the trend is to move out to far-flung suburbs. The Census keeps track of population flows between […]
Americans Are Still Moving To The Suburbs
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Washington’s Top Watchdog Is Getting Involved In The Jobs Report-Rigging Story

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top watchdog in the House of Representatives, wants answers on a New York Post storyalleging that Census Bureau workers manipulated data that went into the monthly unemployment report. Issa, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Census Bureau Director John Thompson […]
Washington’s Top Watchdog Is Getting Involved In The Jobs Report-Rigging Story
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CHART: Here’s What Americans Are Doing Every Minute Of The Day

A new NBER paper examining how the Internet affects our lives is getting passed around. The paper, authored by Scott Wallsten, included some stats from the BLS’s American Time Use Survey. According to the 2012 survey, the average American spent… 8.8 hours working or in work-related activities, 7.7 hours sleeping, […]
CHART: Here’s What Americans Are Doing Every Minute Of The Day
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21 US Cities That Are Dominated By Rich People

[credit provider=”U.S. Census Brueau”] If one thing is made clear by the latest Census report on the geographic concentration of high-income households, it’s this:Wealthy people love living on the water’s edge.
21 US Cities That Are Dominated By Rich People
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The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bizansist_touchup.jpg”] What New York City was in the 1900s, London was in the 1800s, Constantinople was in the 600s, and so forth, back to Jericho in 7000 BC.They were the largest cities in the world, and arguably the epicenters of human civilisation.
The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History
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Why Great Bosses Are Essential, In One Chart

Everyone’s had bosses they’ve either connected or clashed with. But the real world impact of good management can be lost in the sea of people and data at large companies, or is hard to see outside of individual anecdotes. 
Why Great Bosses Are Essential, In One Chart
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CENSUS: Whites Will Become A Minority In The United States By 2043

[credit provider=”besighyawn via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/2469470367/”] The Census Bureau forecasts that the U.S. will become a minority-majority population for the first time in 2043, according to its first set of new population projections based on the most recent 2010 U.S. Census,This means that non-Hispanic whites will, for the first time, comprise less […]
CENSUS: Whites Will Become A Minority In The United States By 2043
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People Are Leaving California In Record Numbers

[credit provider=”AP Images”] More people moved out of California in 2011 than moved in, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, signaling that the Democrat-run state’s economic woes continue to drive residents away.Most statisticians attribute California’s net loss of 100,000 people last year to its high cost of […]
People Are Leaving California In Record Numbers
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People Who Occasionally Work In Their PJs Are Earning More Money Than You

[credit provider=”Flickr / Britt Selvitelle” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bs/2245640803/in/photostream/”] Here’s another reason to curse your morning commute: People who work in their PJs occasionally are earning more money than you.That’s according to new data from the Census, which found that more workers are doing the here today, work from home tomorrow thing a whole […]
People Who Occasionally Work In Their PJs Are Earning More Money Than You
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People Who Work From Home Are Way Different Than The Rest Of Us

[credit provider=”Eric Iles via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/phaez/2472952840/”] The population working exclusively from home increased from 4.8 per cent of all workers to 6.6 per cent from 1997 to 2010, according to a new report from the Census.They are a breed apart, the data show.
People Who Work From Home Are Way Different Than The Rest Of Us
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The Number Of Bi-Racial Americans Is Exploding

[credit provider=”AP”] The number of Americans reporting bi-racial backgrounds exploded in the past decade, according to a new Census report.People identifying as two-or-more races grew 32 per cent, to 9 million people, while single-race individuals grew by just 9 per cent.
The Number Of Bi-Racial Americans Is Exploding
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The 10 Most Affluent Counties In America

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WashMonument_WhiteHouse.jpg”] Counties around Washington, D.C. dominated a list of the 10 most affluent counties in the country, which was released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau‘s 2011 American Community Survey.Seven of the top 10 counties on the list, which is based on median household income levels, surround […]
The 10 Most Affluent Counties In America
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New Evidence Of Shocking Disparity Between States

[credit provider=”U.S. Census Bureau” url=”http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-02.pdf”] The U.S. Census Bureau released its, 2011 American Community Survey Estimates, on Wednesday.We’ve gone through it and one thing jumped out to us: the disparity state by state.
New Evidence Of Shocking Disparity Between States
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CENSUS: The Gap Between The Rich And Poor Keeps Widening

[credit provider=”Flickr / seattlemunicipalarchives” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4195090267/in/photostream/”] WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor remained stuck at record levels, although dwindling unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate.With joblessness persistently high, the gap […]
CENSUS: The Gap Between The Rich And Poor Keeps Widening
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Governments In America Are Literally Vanishing

[credit provider=”jrk via vimeo” url=”http://vimeo.com/1418162″] According to a new report from the U.S. Census, there are now 89,004 incorporated counties, cities, townships and school districts.That’s 472 fewer than in 2007!
Governments In America Are Literally Vanishing
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Top Economists Are Fuming After House Passes Census Budget Cut

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitol_Hill_-_blue_sky_with_clouds.jpg”] Last week, in a seemingly little-noticed vote, the House passed an appropriations bill that would prevent the completion of the 2010 Census and end the inter-decade American Community Survey.As it turns out though, many did notice — those who would be directly affected by the loss […]
Top Economists Are Fuming After House Passes Census Budget Cut
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Republicans Declare War On Accurate Economic Data

The Depression led to an effort to enhance and expand data collection on employment and I was hoping the housing bubble and bust would lead to a similar effort to collect better housing related data. From the BLS history:
Republicans Declare War On Accurate Economic Data
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The Explosion Of America’s Foreign-Born Population In 10 Charts

[credit provider=”U.S. Census Bureau” url=”http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acs-19.pdf”] The U.S. foreign-born population has reached its highest level since 1920, according to a new Census Bureau report.The 2010 American Community Survey, an annual poll of about 3 million U.S. households, found that the number of foreign-born U.S. residents rose from 31 million in 2000 to 40 […]
The Explosion Of America’s Foreign-Born Population In 10 Charts
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This Southern City Has The Most Single-Person Households In America

[credit provider=”icaromoreno via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/icaromoreno/3944419869/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Prior to profiling the “Go-Nowhere Generation,” the New York Times was also examining the living-alone era.“I have this pair of white flax bloomers that go down to my knee,” Kate Bolick, who last fall wrote a massive cover story for The Atlantic on her inability […]
This Southern City Has The Most Single-Person Households In America
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Why You Wouldn’t Want To Be A Census Worker In The 1940s

[credit provider=”National Archives “] Every 10 years, the Census Bureau records how many people are living in the United States.Today, most households are able to send in their surveys by mail. But in 1940, more than 100,000 Census workers walked house-to-house collecting information about the U.S. population.
Why You Wouldn’t Want To Be A Census Worker In The 1940s
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This Is The Most Densely Packed City In The US

America’s urban areas are growing more quickly than ever. The nation’s urban population grew by 12.1 per cent between 2000 and 2010, compared to an overall nationwide growth rate of 9.7 per cent for the same period, the U.S. Census Bureau announced this week.
This Is The Most Densely Packed City In The US
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Asians Are Now The Fastest-Growing Ethnicity In The US

[credit provider=”blentley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blentley/3097731514/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] America’s Asian population grew 45.6 per cent over the past decade, faster than any other ethnic group, according to new data from the U.S. Census. The number of Americans identifying as Indian showed the largest overall increase, growing by 1.3 million. Non-Taiwanese Chinese were next at 1.1 […]
Asians Are Now The Fastest-Growing Ethnicity In The US
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Women Still Earn Less Than Men At Every Education Level

No matter what they studied or which field they work in, men out earn women every time, according to this dismal new report from the U.S. Census Bureau which assesses the value of higher education in America. Attending college pays off for women, but it pays even more if you’re a […]
Women Still Earn Less Than Men At Every Education Level
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11 Awesome Facts About The American Romance Industry

[credit provider=”Flickr/Claire” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockinfree/4950481474/”] Ever wonder how much the flower and chocolate industries make off of your attempts to impress that smouldering co-worker across the hall?Now the U.S. Census Bureau has the answers.
11 Awesome Facts About The American Romance Industry
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Solving The ‘Not In labour Force’ Mystery

There has been much debate over the weekend regarding the 1.2 million individuals who moved into the “Not In labour Force” category in Friday’s Bureau of labour Statistics report, which included an increase to the total population of 1.5 million. From the Wall Street Journal:
Solving The ‘Not In labour Force’ Mystery
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Urban Segregation Is At Its Lowest Point In A Century

[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/London_Ontario_Urban_Sprawl.jpg”] As America prepare to celebrate Black History Month, revelations both encouraging and discouraging from the Manhattan Institute: A report released yesterday finds that the segregation of blacks in America’s cities has hit its lowest point since 1910, thanks in part to the rise of black suburbanization, changes in the […]
Urban Segregation Is At Its Lowest Point In A Century
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The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History

[credit provider=”Wikipedia Commons”] Cities have played an important role in human history for over 9,000 years.Jericho, the oldest city on record with a population of 2,000, was the centre of commerce and learning in its day. So was Uruk, Mari and other great cities through history to Tokyo, which is […]
The 16 Greatest Cities In Human History
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Californians Are Fleeing To Texas For Its Sexy Job Market

[credit provider=”doug_wertman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanoprobe67/6337000397/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Even the job market is bigger in Texas.More than 363,000 Californians have flocked to the Lone Star state in the last five years, according to the U.S. Census.
Californians Are Fleeing To Texas For Its Sexy Job Market
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The 21 Most Unequal Cities in America

[credit provider=”ap”] It’s no surprise that ‘Occupy’ is spreading throughout the country — the income gap between Americans is getting wider and it’s most obvious in the South.Florida leads the trend with four of the country’s most unequal cities, and Georgia is close behind.
The 21 Most Unequal Cities in America
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13 Brutal Charts On The Fall Of Household Income During The So-Called Recovery

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tifotter/4118041118/”] Forget about the double dip. For most Americans the downturn has been getting worse and worse since 2007.Median household income declined a shocking 6.7 per cent from June 2009 to June 2011, compared to 3.2 per cent declines from December 2007 to June 2009.
13 Brutal Charts On The Fall Of Household Income During The So-Called Recovery
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U.S. Census Told Its Employees To Stop Sleeping On The Job

[credit provider=”By Mattastic! on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmcnier/5512752999/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The U.S. Census on Tuesday told its employees they had to stop sleeping on the job (via The Washington Post). Apparently it’s been somewhat of a regular problem for the government office’s Maryland headquarters, where a handful of workers could regularly be spotted napping in […]
U.S. Census Told Its Employees To Stop Sleeping On The Job
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IT’S OFFICIAL: The Recession Has Created A New Lost Generation

[credit provider=”flickr: r.f.m Il” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robhardingii/2837302799/”] New census data released today reveals that the recession has made American 20 to 30-somethings into a Lost Generation of unemployed and underemployed, the AP reports.According to economists, this trend will continue through the decade, and when its over, it will take another decade for […]
IT’S OFFICIAL: The Recession Has Created A New Lost Generation
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Here Are A Bunch Of Depressing Statistics About Poverty

[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=chile%20poverty&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1302708732&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=218b58b2bbe0da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Last month, we detailed the dismal state of the nation’s economy [1].Now that the Census Bureau has released new poverty figures [2], we wanted to give you another snapshot of how Americans are faring more than two years after the recession.
Here Are A Bunch Of Depressing Statistics About Poverty
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Politics In 60 Seconds

Good morning. Here’s the news:1. Martin Wolf writes: “Today, raging fire must be put out. Only then can attempts at building a more fireproof eurozone begin. The least bad option would be for the ECB to ensure liquidity for solvent governments and financial institutions, without limit.” He adds that the […]
Politics In 60 Seconds
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The Census Department Just Released Some Shameful New Data About Poverty In America

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solitude_2_-_homeless.jpg”] The Census Bureau data is out on 2010, and it confirmed the recession’s deep impact on Americans. From the report: Household income dropped under $50,000 since 2009 to $49,445 46.2 million people were under poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 That’s the largest […]
The Census Department Just Released Some Shameful New Data About Poverty In America
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THE DEATH OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO And 20 More Urban Population Shifts

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Data Pointed” url=”http://www.datapointed.net/2011/04/maps-us-population-change-2000-2010-census/”] In the past decade there was an exodus from downtown to the suburbs in many American cities.Chicago, which saw a 6.9 per cent decline in population, suffered the greatest losses at the city centre, while population increased in the suburbs.
THE DEATH OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO And 20 More Urban Population Shifts
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Weekend Reading: The Best Political News Analysis So Far This Year

[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] We’re back with Weekend Reading, a Friday feature for Business Insider readers who find themselves looking for a wider view of what is happening in the news. We offer for your consideration a “book of the week” and a number of presentations, articles and essays that we found especially […]
Weekend Reading: The Best Political News Analysis So Far This Year
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A Deep Look At Housing Data: All Signs Point To “Sell”

Every three months the Census Bureau releases an interesting survey of US housing inventory and vacancy for both owner occupied and rental housing. I include a review of this data along with the shorter term and real time indicators on the owner occupied housing market in my proprietary housing updates.
A Deep Look At Housing Data: All Signs Point To “Sell”