Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Measuring Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage

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Written by: John H. Thompson Today, the U.S. Census Bureau hosted a webcast on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage statistics. One of the key discussion topics was the implementation of methodological changes to the 2014 Current Population Survey. In … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Bureau Data Shows Gulf Coast’s Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

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Written by: John H. Thompson Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. Gulf Coast, forever altering the lives of many of its residents. As we pause to reflect on the impact of the storm, we can see a story … Continue reading

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The 2015 National Content Test Is Now Underway

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Written by: John H. Thompson This month, 1.2 million households began receiving the questionnaire for the 2015 National Content Test. For those who receive the test, your participation in this important milestone on the road to the 2020 Census will … Continue reading

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New Advance Report on International Trade Available Today

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Written by: John H. Thompson Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first-ever Advance Report: U.S. International Trade in Goods. The Department of Commerce is “America’s Data Agency,” and this report is part of our ongoing efforts to release U.S. … Continue reading

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Transparency, Participation and Collaboration at the U.S. Census Bureau

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Written by: John H. Thompson The Census Bureau, as well as the rest of the Department of Commerce, is an enthusiastic proponent of open government. Since the first census in 1790, a key part of our mission has been to … Continue reading

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