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1 Whats Trending at the Census Bureau? Washington SDC Affiliates Meeting November 30, 2012 Seattle 1

2 2010 Census Release Schedule: Revised Due to resource limitations and competing priorities –Congressional District Summary File (113 th Congress) Now Jun 2013 (from Jan 2013) –Public Use Microdata Sample Files Now Mar - Jun 2013 (from Dec – Apr 2013) Schedule linked from AFF main page 2

3 American Community Survey First-time internet response option New and revised questions 2013 –Computer ownership / internet access (new) –Parental place of birth (new) –Food stamps/SNAP –Veterans identification / period of service –Public assistance income –Wages / salary –Interest / dividends 3

4 Economic Census 2012 Data collection schedule –Dec 2012: Forms mailed to most companies –Feb 12, 2013: Due date –Mar–June 2013: Awareness campaign –Oct 2013: Closeout of collection activities Data publication schedule –Dec 2013: Advance report –2014–2016: Other reports Census.gov/econ/census12 4

5 EEO File Release External benchmark for conducting comparisons between a workforce and available labor market –Begun in 1970 and updated every 10 years –2010 Release: Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 –Easy access: Type EEO files in Quick Start text box (AFF Main tab) Used to develop / update Affirmative Action Plans 5

6 Statistical Abstract Published since 1878 by the Census Bureau Discontinued as of the 2012 version Will now be published by ProQuest –Electronic and microfilm publisher –Provides archives and aggregated databases –Content accessed most commonly through library databases 6

7 Tech Talk: ACS.R (v0.8) Software (R is an open-source, language/platform) General toolkit for downloading, managing, and analyzing data from the ACS –Confidence intervals provided with the data converted to standard errors –Package provides new methods to conduct standard operations and tests of statistical significance 7

8 Tech Talk: Alteryx 2010 Census Data Engine 2000 data engine (Allocate) a breakthrough in terms of data compression and speed 2010 version (Alteryx) –Higher compression algorithm –Faster decompression / display of the data –Ability to filter geographies prior to a query Census.gov/support/2010CensusDataEngine.html 8

9 Tech Talk: DataFerrett Web-based analytical tool –Online data integration –Web-based data-driven visualizations Datasets include survey data not on AFF Two types of datasets –Microdata (PUMS) –Aggregate data Tutorials and QuickTour available dataferrett.census.gov 9

10 Tech Talk: Mobile App Americas Economy –16 key monthly/quarterly government statistics Bureau of Economic Analysis Bureau of Labor Statistics Census Bureau More mobile apps in the works Accessed through homepage slider 10

11 Tech Talk: American FactFinder Enhancements Release 6 to address user feedback –Quick and easy access to Census data –Enhanced text search and simplified geography selection –Step-by-step guide to find Census data –Due January

12 Workshop Information and Data Questions Los Angeles Regional Office or (toll-free ) Linda Clark Data Dissemination Specialist Pacific Northwest & Alaska U.S. Census Bureau Los Angeles Region Mobile:


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