Category Archives: Economy

World Statistics Day 2015: Better Data. Better Lives.

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Written by: John H. Thompson The United Nations General Assembly designated October 20, 2015 as the second-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the many achievements of national statistical systems across the globe. The U.S. government has a long history of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Manufacturing Day with U.S. Census Bureau Statistics

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Written by: John H. Thompson October 2 is Manufacturing Day, and I’m pleased to participate in this year’s observance by recognizing the major role that manufacturing plays in our national and global economy. Every year, U.S. manufacturers produce nearly $6 … Continue reading

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Expanding Small Business Owners’ Access to Our Data with Census Business Builder

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Written by: John H. Thompson The U.S. Census Bureau is the premiere source of data about America’s economy and businesses, and we’re committed to making our data more accessible than ever before. I’m pleased to introduce our latest tool in … 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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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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