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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

We feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population.


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Do Young Workers Still Have Summer Jobs?
As the school year ends, the prospect of summer jobs for youths rises but there’s been a declining overall trend in young people working during summer months.
Business and Economy
E-Commerce Sales Surged During the Pandemic
Annual growth in e-commerce retail sales accelerated during the pandemic as more consumers shopped online.
Business and Economy
Exploring Economic Data by Topic
The Exploring Census Data webinar series focuses on data research by business topic.
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Business and Economy
Don’t Turn the Page on Bookstores
The nation’s 6,045 bookstores are still thriving, serving the needs of students and holiday shoppers looking for that perfect gift.
Business and Economy
Small Business Pulse Survey Reveals Price Increases by Sector
Phase 6 wrapped up October 17 and Phase 7 went into the field November 15. Will Phase 7 show that these economic trends are continuing?
Business and Economy
Sales of Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters Grew — or Did They?
The new 2017 Economic Census Comparative Statistics and Bridge Statistics reports ensure apple-to-apple comparisons when industry classifications change.
Business and Economy
Nonemployer Asian U.S. Business Owners Predominantly Foreign-Born
Most nonemployer business owners were U.S.-born but foreign-born Hispanic and Asian business owners had a large presence in some sectors.
Business and Economy
U.S. Small Businesses Suffer Supply Chain Disruptions
Over 60% of manufacturers responding to the Small Business Pulse Survey saw disruptions in domestic supplies and 39% need to identify new supply options.
Business and Economy
Think Online Retail Is the Largest E-Commerce Sector? Think Again
Manufacturing ranked first in e-commerce shipments in 2018, making up $4.0 trillion of the $6.0 trillion in total value of manufacturing shipments.
Unequally Essential: Women and Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19
On the eve of Equal Pay Day and as the nation recognizes Women’s History Month, Census Bureau data show women still face pay disparities across occupations.
Putting Economic Impact of Pandemic in Context
Historical data on unemployment and economic sectors show the magnitude of COVID-19’s economic impact.
Business and Economy
Retail Trade Is the Top Sector in the Five U.S. Territories
Recently released data from the Census Bureau’s 2017 Economic Census of Island Areas show economies of these territories mirror the U.S. economy in many ways.
Business and Economy
Shopping Trends in 2020
A look at brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce sales, small businesses and retail shopping overall during a year of challenges.


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