Tagged: u.s. census

Census Says: Public Sector Employment Sees Decline in 2013

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau last month released its report on public sector employment, which presents employment and payroll information on state and local governments. The report is based on information from the 2013 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll for March 2013.

Young Americans, Minorities Rely More on Handheld Devices

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Young Americans, blacks, Hispanics and lower income households are more likely to rely solely on handheld computers than other groups, according to a November report from the Census Bureau.

U.S. Census Says More Than 8 Out of 10 American Households Own Computers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2014 12:00 am

In 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households owned a computer and 74.4 percent reported Internet use, according to a November report from the Census Bureau.

Public Education Revenue in U.S. Slips

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Public elementary and secondary education revenue fell in fiscal year 2012 for the first time since 1977, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting public education finance data annually. Public elementary and secondary school systems received $594.5 billion in total revenue in fiscal year 2012, down $4.9 billion, or 0.8 percent, from fiscal year 2011, according to a Census report issued in late May.

Total Construction Expenditures Continue Rebound

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Construction spending in February 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department. This is an increase of 8.7 percent compared with the February 2013 rate, an estimated $869.9 billion, and a 0.1 percent increase from the January 2014 rate of $944.6 billion.

Fayetteville MSA Noncitizen Population Remains Highest in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2014 12:00 am

The 2010-2012 American Community Survey reported last month that 10.3 million noncitizens under the age of 35 live in the United States, or less than 4 percent of the total population.

More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million.

Census Checks Out Holiday Shopping

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Census looks at the numbers it takes to mail those Christmas letters.

Census Says Arkansas Income Up – and Down

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2013 12:00 am

Arkansans’ median household income rose 1.6 percent in 2012 compared with 2011, to $40,112 from $39,469, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. That was the good news.

State, Local Governments See Revenue Numbers Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/5/2013 12:00 am

The revenue picture for state and local governments improved in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. Increases in sales and gross receipt taxes and in individual income taxes helped propel a rise in tax revenue, the first in two years. Total revenue for state and local governments hit a record high of $3.4 trillion in 2011, up 8.4 percent from 2010.

New Census Housing Report Opens Door to Stats

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2013 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau report includes information on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and other elements of residential construction completed in the United States in 2012

Census Says Education Spending Falls

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2013 12:00 am

Fiscal year 2011 saw the first decline in public education spending per student since 1977, the year that the U.S. Census Bureau started collecting data on such outlays, the bureau recently reported.

Arkansas Still Ranks Low in Commuting Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas workers don't spend as much time getting to and from work as do most other states.

Enrollment in Private Schools Drops in Last Decade

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2013 12:00 am

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report documents a drop in private school enrollment in the U.S. during the first decade of this century.

High-Income Households Concentrated in Cities

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2013 12:00 am

This map, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, shows the number of high-income households in each county. The data is based on the American Community Survey years of 2007 through 2011 and on income received from January 2006 to November 2011.

U.S. Jobless Rate Up, And That's A Good Thing?

by Mark Carter 5/7/2010 8:28 am

The U.S. jobless rate went up in April, and believe it or not, that may be a little bit of a good thing. Unemployment rose from 9.7 to 9.9 percent nationwide.

Jobs: Good News, Bad News

by Mark Carter 4/2/2010 8:56 am

The good news? More jobs were created last month than since the recession began. The bad news? The 162,000 jobs added nationwide in March were well below analysts' expectations of 190,000 new jobs.