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QWI [Quarterly Workforce Indicators] Explorer

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Interactive data analysis tool which allows user to compare and rank labor-force indicators such as employment, job creation and destruction, hires, and wages across a wide range of firm and worker characteristics.  Compare wages by worker sex and age across counties or rank job creation rates of young firms across NAICS industry groups.  From the Census Bureau.


The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Identifies characteristics of the population aged 100 and over.  The vast majority of centenarians (81%) are female.  The report also covers educational attainment, income, and poverty status of this population.  From the Census Bureau


Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

Evaluates how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census.  A working paper of the Census Bureau.


Population Rankings

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables showing 10 fastest growing counties and metro and micro areas.  Also covers the same localities with the largest numeric increase.  All tables compare July 1, 2012 with July 1, 2013.  From the Census Bureau


Energy Boom Fuels Rapid Population Growth in Parts of Great Plains; Gulf Coast Also Has High Growth Areas

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release accompanying release of new population estimates on the fastest growing U.S. counties and metro areas.  From the Census Bureau


Immigrants in Virginia

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

Examines the increase in the percentage of foreign-born people in Virginia’s population since 1970 and the shift in country of origin for the immigrants. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


2008-2012 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample Files Now Available

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Announces availability of Public Use Microdata Sample files for a 5% sample of the population for Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) with a population of at least 100,000.  From the Census Bureau


2012 Census of Governments: Employment Summary Report

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Reports that federal, state, and local governments employed a total of 22 million people as of March 2012, a decrease of nearly 76,000 from the previous census in 2007.Also provides information on payroll and distribution of employees by function.  From the Census Bureau


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