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Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?

Sep 14, 2016
The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show fewer Americans are living in poverty.
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A more accurate measure of poverty?

Sep 15, 2015
A look behind the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.

Census survey goes online

Dec 19, 2012
Census Bureau to put yearly American Community Survey online to save money, encourage responses.

Census breaks down occupations by gender, ethnicity

Nov 29, 2012
More women employed in secretarial work than any other job, but they make inroads in other fields.

Is the equal employment opportunity census misleading?

Sep 17, 2012
Commentator Susan Reed says the current census presents a skewed snapshot of corporate diversity by not asking participants for their national origin.

Tavis Smiley/Cornel West launch Poverty 2.0

Sep 12, 2012
The noted African American media commentator and university professor take their road show to key election battleground states in hopes of pushing poverty onto the front burner of the presidential election agenda.

Census Bureau considers change to head count

Aug 10, 2012
"Hispanic" would be an option for race, but some worry the change could have financial consequences.

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Fighting the holiday-shopping hangover

Feb 14, 2012
According to the Census Bureau, retail sales growth in January was about half what was expected.

Public-worker pension funds lose big

Dec 28, 2011
This summer, the pension plans of government employees lost a staggering quarter-trillion-dollars in assets.

New Numbers Find 49 Million in Poverty

Nov 7, 2011
The number of people under the official poverty line in the United States is higher than it has been in 50 years: more than 46 million people, more...