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Tip Sheet Number 15 -- July 22, 2016

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Upcoming

2016 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2016. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

Learn What Surveys Are Being Conducted in Your Community

See which of our 130-plus annual surveys are being conducted in your community. In a variety of surveys and censuses, evolving from the first census in 1790, the Census Bureau provides official information about America’s people, businesses, industries and institutions. See surveys currently being conducted in each Census Bureau region:

Atlanta
Chicago
Denver
Los Angeles
New York
Philadelphia
All Surveys

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Demographic

2014 American Community Survey: Fertility of Women in the United States Tables

The Census Bureau will release new tables showing household income distributions for different subsets of women ages 15 to 50, focusing on trends for women with a birth in the previous 12 months. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 26.)

Occupations in Information Technology Report

This report uses statistics from Decennial Censuses and the American Community Survey to explore trends and characteristics of IT workers and describes the growth and increasing complexity of the information technology workforce in the U.S. during the past half century. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

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Economic

Census Bureau to Release Advance Economic Indicator Report

The Census Bureau will release its first-ever Advance Economic Indicators Report that combines the release of advance statistics on international trade in goods with new advance estimates for retail and wholesale inventories. (Scheduled for release July 28.)

2014 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE) provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status. The ASE is a supplement to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, which is conducted every five years as part of the economic census. The ASE introduces a new module each year to capture information on relevant business components. For the 2014 ASE, the selected module asks questions about business innovation, research and development activity. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-late August.)

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Facts for Features

Back to School

After summer break, students will prepare to return to school for the 2016-2017 academic year. This fact sheet presents statistics from demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country’s schools in late summer.
(Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

During this month-long observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Grandparents Day: Sept. 11

Celebrated every year since 1978 to honor our nation’s grandparents, this edition of Facts for Features presents updates of statistics about their role in our society. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Unmarried and Single Americans Week (Sept. 15-21)

The third full week of September recognizes the nation's unmarried Americans with an array of statistics about this group from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas. (Scheduled for release in August.)

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered within the next two weeks:

  • Summer Camp Webinar – Your Constituents by the Numbers: Accessing Data for  Political Boundaries (Monday, July 25, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – The American Community Survey (ACS) & Your NYC Community by the Numbers (Tuesday, July 26, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Get to Know the Ferrett: ACS PUMS Data Access & Cross Tabulations Using DataFerrett (Tuesday, July 26, 1-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Census Reporter (Wednesday, July 27, 1-1:40 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Where to Find NYC Business & Economic Data on census.gov (Thursday, July 28, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Workforce Indicators @ Your Fingertips – QWI Explorer for New England States (Thursday, July 28, 1-1:40 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Movement and Change: Accessing Data on Foreign Born Population in the United States (Thursday, July 28, 1-2 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – On the Map: The Road to Employment Dynamics for Massachusetts (Friday, July 29, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Long Island Income & Poverty Related Statistics (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Genealogy (Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Nevada Hispanics by the Numbers (Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Where to Find Long Island Business & Economic Data on census.gov (Thursday, Aug. 4, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – On the Map: Road to Employment Dynamics in Rhode Island (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Get the Knack Of The Census Tract: Learn the History, Usefulness, and How to Get Tract Data (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-3:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Summer Camp Webinar – Get the Knack Of The Census Tract: Learn the History, Usefulness, and How to Get Tract Data (Friday, Aug. 5, 10-11:15 a.m. EDT)

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Archived Training Resources

Visit the Census Bureau’s Training Resources Library for previously recorded trainings that are free and available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include wartime deprivation in “Coffee Rationing” (July 28) and the twist on tools in “Good Turn” (Aug. 17).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month.

Apps
Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The suite will continuously be updated with new versions. Currently, the Regional Analyst and the Small Business editions are available.

Challenge Your Knowledge of State Statistics With Census PoP Quiz

This mobile app from the Census Bureau challenges a user’s knowledge of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Census PoP Quiz is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Find Your Ideal Place With the Census Bureau’s dwellr App

A Census Bureau mobile app named “dwellr” can help people on-the-go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Stay Connected With the America’s Economy Mobile App

Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on the go as it is released through the Census Bureau’s free, easy-to-use mobile app, America’s Economy, available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

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Recently Released

(Released since July 8, 2016)

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2020 Census

2020 Census Summer Quarterly Program Management Review

July 15 — The U.S. Census Bureau held its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on July 22, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. The meeting focused on operational and systems readiness for the 2020 Census. For materials from previous program management reviews, click here. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps122.htm>.

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American Community Survey

July 21The U.S. Census Bureau today released new products from the American Community Survey, including 2014 Supplemental Estimates Tables, 2010-2014 Variance Replicate Estimate Tables and a new statistical testing spreadsheet. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps124.html>.

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Demographic

2015 Interactive HIV/AIDS Database Updates

July 18 — This annual update of the interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths coincides with the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The database is maintained by the Census Bureau with funding from the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the U.S. Agency for International Development. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps123.html>.

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Economic

National QWI released in QWI Explorer application

July 14 — National tabulations for the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) were added to the QWI Explorer application. This update provides users with the ability to compare state totals and yearly averages, as well as potential workforce analyses including a longitudinal look at wages by worker’s sex and age across states. Additionally, users are now able to rank job creation rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups and compare hiring levels by worker race and education levels across a selection of metropolitan areas. Questions and comments can be sent to CES.QWI.Feedback@census.gov.

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Facts for Features

Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July)

June 2 —To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff12.html>.

Labor Day

July 8 — The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York for a parade. This Facts for Features presents a wide array of statistical information for this national holiday — which pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff14.html>.

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Multimedia

Stats for Stories
Profile America’s Stats for Stories

These stories provide links to timely newsworthy statistics on census.gov that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries and current events not covered by Facts for Features. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/stories.html>.

Radio

Profile America segments included learning the drill in “Tooth or Consequences” (July 17) and empty calories in “Downscale Dining” (July 21). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Blogs
Preparing for the 2020 Census: Announcing Sites for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test

Written by John H. Thompson: At today’s quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the sites for its largest, most advanced systems and operations test in preparation for the 2020 Census.

New Advance Economic Indicators Report Available This Month

Written by John H. Thompson: Later this month, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the first-ever Advance Economic Indicators Report. Last July, we began issuing the Advance Report: U.S. International Trade in Goods in order to release international trade data to the public as quickly as possible. Continuing our commitment to make our quality statistics as accessible and timely as possible, this new report will expand the advance report by including advance monthly retail and wholesale trade inventories for select aggregate levels in addition to the advance international trade data.

Preparing for the 2020 Census in Indian Country — Written by John H. Thompson: A few weeks ago, I traveled to Spokane, Wash., to the National Congress of American Indians’ midyear meeting. I enjoyed meeting with tribal leaders and telling them about our 2020 Census planning goals in Indian Country.

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News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <www.census.gov/newsroom.html>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.

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