Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Preparing for the 2020 Census: Measuring Race and Ethnicity in America

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By John H. Thompson The year 2020 may seem a long way away, but we’re already in full swing preparing for the next decennial census. Today, we held an operations update to announce some of the steps we’re taking to … Continue reading

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Happy Manufacturing Day!

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By John H. Thompson Did you know that October 3 is Manufacturing Day? Today’s observance recognizes the major role that manufacturing plays in our economy – and the world’s economy. U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 trillion in shipments a year … Continue reading

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The Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons Is Key to Explaining America’s Economy

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By John H. Thompson Did you know that there are 27.1 million non-farm businesses in America? The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons  provides the only comprehensive source of statistics about business ownership in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Back to School – Introducing the Statistics in Schools Program

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By John H. Thompson A lot of our work at the Census Bureau looks toward the future – next year’s American Community Survey, or the decennial Census in 2020, for example. One exciting forward-looking initiative is our Statistics in Schools … Continue reading

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Learn More about Federal Statistics on Health Insurance Coverage

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By John Thompson On Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. EDT, please tune in to the Census Bureau’s Ustream channel to learn more about how we collect information on health insurance coverage. I will be participating in an event hosted … Continue reading

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