Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Census Bureau’

NRF: Retail sales increased nationwide in most categories

WASHINGTON — Warmer spring weather spurred continued consumer spending and activity this March. According to the National Retail Federation, March retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, increased 0.8 percent adjusted month-to-month and 1.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year. NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said, “Retail sales increased in most categories and sectors as […] [...]

NRF: Winter weather puts freeze on retail sales

WASHINGTON — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country, according to the National Retail Federation. January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Following a […] [...]

Census: State’s supplemental poverty level lower than official rate

by MBJ Staff Published: November 6,2013

Tags: income, poor, Poverty rate, pverty, supplemental poverty rate, U.S. Census Bureau

WASHINGTON — The nation’s poverty rate was 16.0 percent in 2012, unchanged from 2011, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2012 rate was higher than the official measure of 15.0 percent. The official poverty rate in 2012 was also not significantly different from the corresponding rate in […] [...]

Tornado victims often uninsured

The regions that most need insurance after tornadoes are often the exact places that don't have much of it. [...]

A detailed look at state

by Ted Carter Published: December 26,2010

Tags: Kim Rodgers, MBJ FEATURE, U.S. Census Bureau

Mississippi is marked by pockets of financial comfort and regions of poverty, American Community Survey finds An extensive five-year survey by the U.S. Census Bureau lends weight to the belief that two Mississippi’s have developed within the state, one with relative prosperity and the other with hard-edged poverty. The study, for instance, found the Delta […] [...]

Private, non-residential construction slumping

by MBJ Newswires Published: August 10,2009

Tags: construction, U.S. Census Bureau

Private non-residential construction spending fell by 0.5 percent in June, according to the August 3 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-over-year basis, private non-residential construction is down 4.8 percent from June 2008. Overall, total non-residential construction spending, including both private and public, is up 0.1 percent from May 2009 to $711.9 billion, […] [...]

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