Tagged: u.s. census bureau

2017 Economic Census Survey Kicks Off

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2018 8:50 am

The economic census serves as the most comprehensive source of data related to business activity and as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact.

Arkansas Architecture & Engineering Salaries Below National Average

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for architects and engineers in Arkansas in May 2016 was $67,320, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Number of Uninsured Arkansans Drops in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

In 2016, private health insurance coverage continued to be more prevalent than government coverage

Construction Spending Surpasses Pre-recession Level

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2017 12:00 am

Construction spending in the United States in October 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,241.5 billion.

Household Rate for Arkansas Broadband Internet Use at 64 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

States on the Pacific Coast and in the Northeast had higher levels of household broadband internet use compared with the national average of 77 percent, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released in September.

Minority-Owned Firms Experience Increase in '15

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The number of minority-owned employer firms in the United States rose by about 4.9 percent in 2015.

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

US Number of Uninsured Continues Decline

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The percentage of Americans without health insurance coverage for 2015 was 9.1 percent, down from 10.4 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Uninsured Health Insurance Rate Continues Decline in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The percentage of Arkansans lacking health insurance fell to 9.5 percent in 2015, compared with 11.8 percent in 2014 and 16 percent in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Census Says Poverty Rate in US Stays Consistent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States in 2014 was 14.8 percent, and 46.7 million people were in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate and number weren’t statistically different from the 2013 estimates.

Census Says Arkansas Household Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in Arkansas was $41,262 in 2014, rising by 0.2 percent compared with 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau, however, does not consider the rise statistically significant.

Census Says U.S Median Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in the United States in 2014 showed no statistically significant change from 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week.

Percentage of Millennials Living Independently Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Despite an improving economy, the percentage of young adults, or millennials, living independently in the United States has not rebounded to prerecession levels, according to a recent study.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Crowe 6/23/2015 9:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Arkansas Households Receiving Public Assistance Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The percentage of households in the United States receiving public assistance — welfare — stood at 2.9 percent in 2012, the most recent data available, the same as in 2011. In Arkansas, 2.7 percent of households received public assistance in 2012, compared with 2.8 percent in 2011.

Census Says Breweries Booming

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The number of breweries in the United States has more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, rising from 398 to 869, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of shipments increased nearly 33.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $28.3 billion.