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Secretary of Commerce Issues Statement Upon the Release of the 2019 Census Test Preliminary Results

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon the release of the preliminary results of the 2019 Census Test: The U.S. Census Bureau conducted the 2019 Census Test this summer to study the operational effects on self-response of including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire. The major finding of the test was that there was no difference in self...

U.S. Census Bureau Highlights Key Statistics for Halloween

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Facts for Features Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in...

Manufacturing Day: Recognizing Manufacturing's Impact on the U.S. Economy

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's America Counts Blog It’s no secret the manufacturing sector has a major impact on the U.S. economy. But just how big of an impact will be recognized on Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019. Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October to showcase the contributions of this key economic sector and events are happening...

U.S. Census Bureau Celebrates Role in U.S. Constitution that Requires a Census Count of Everyone in the United States

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Article I, Section II of the U.S. Constitution mandates a population count of the U.S. every 10 years. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau celebrated its role in the Constitution at events in Philadelphia next to Independence Hall to educate the public about the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census. “The Census Bureau is well on its way to...

Spotlight on Commerce: David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau

Blog post by David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau My name is David Ziaya and I am currently the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau. I am a first-generation professional from a small, rural-based community of roughly 1,400 people in Michigan. Going to college was always the plan for me although my family couldn’t afford it. I earned some scholarships as...

U.S. Census Bureau Data Helps Hurricane Dorian Efforts

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hurricane Dorian is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Dorian developed from a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic. Dorian is a small but potent storm. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to...

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring 500,000 Part-Time and Temporary Workers for 2020 Census

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog From driving for a ride-sharing company to selling homemade crafts online, people in the United States are increasingly earning extra income in new and creative ways. These side jobs — or so-called gigs — are fueled by new opportunities triggered by technology and a trend by companies to hire more part-time or contract workers. And now...

Census Bureau Begins 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation in Neighborhoods Across America

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Between August 4 and October 18, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. Why Does the Census Bureau Do...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Responds to Contempt Vote by House Democrats

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Today, House Democrats took the unnecessary step to hold the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, and Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt after the Department spent months cooperating with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, as well as its voluminous and burdensome requests for information and testimony. “House Democrats never sought to have a productive relationship with the...

U.S. Census Bureau Estimates 7.58 Billion People on Earth on World Population Day

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog World population is estimated to reach 7.58 billion this month as World Population Day is celebrated on July 11 but the U.S. Census Bureau is projecting another milestone: Annual population growth will slip under 1.0% in 2020-2021 for the first time since 1950. The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989, two...