Category Archives: Economy

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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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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Measuring Our Economy—200 Years and Still Counting

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Written by: John H. Thompson More than 200 years ago, we began collecting information about America’s economy, providing the first foundation for the detailed portrait we have today. Today, we continue this long tradition by releasing the first results from … Continue reading

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2014: Now is the Time for Change

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Written by John H. Thompson  As I begin my first calendar year as director, I am laying out priorities and looking at what is on the horizon for 2014. This is a big year for us, with key milestones in … Continue reading

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2012 Economic Census data collection has begun!

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Written By: Acting Director Tom Mesenbourg Since my last update, 2012 Economic Census operations are now under way. By now, nearly 4 million economic census forms will have landed on the desks of businesses across the country. Economic census forms … Continue reading

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