CFPB: New Study Highlights Challenges Retirees Face to Meet Expenses in Early Years of Retirement

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) today released a first of its kind study examining the financial resources and expenses of retirees during the first five years of retirement among Americans who retired between 1992 and 2014. Given that a growing number of retirees are not experiencing the expected gradual […]

FHFA: U.S. House Prices Rise 1.7 Percent in First Quarter 2020; Up 5.7 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in the first quarter of 2020, up 1.7 percent according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI).  House prices rose 5.7 percent from the first quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2020.  FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 0.1 percent from February. “Home […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Results Released with Real-Time Data on COVID-19 Impacts

The Census Bureau today released the first results from the experimental Household Pulse Survey. The results represent data collected between April 23 and May 12, 2020. The data are available through the Household Pulse Survey Interactive Tool, and in tables on the website. The initial release includes national-level estimates in the tables […]

Census Bureau: ABS Release Provides Data on Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new estimates showing 1.1 million employer firms were owned by women and 1.0 million by minorities. According to the 2018 Annual Business Survey (ABS), covering year 2017, 5.6% (322,076) of all U.S. businesses were Hispanic-owned and 6.1% (351,237) were owned by veterans. Additional statistics released include: […]

Census Bureau: New Report on Housing Readiness for Aging Population Released

The U.S. Census Bureau has released a new population report on the readiness of housing to meet the needs of the nation’s aging population. The report – Old Housing, New Needs: Is America’s Housing Ready for an Aging Population? – uses data from the 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS) to provide national-level estimates of […]

HUD and Census Bureau: Residential Construction Activity Report for April 2020

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2020. Building Permits Privately owned housing units authorized by building permits in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,074,000. This is 20.8 percent […]

Census Bureau: COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub Update Released

The Census Bureau has released an updated version of the interactive data hub on its COVID-19 resource page. The resource page is designed to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Version 1.2 of the interactive data hub includes: Improved search and navigation functions for impact reports Additional variables […]

Census Bureau: First Results of Experimental Small Business Pulse Survey Released

The Census Bureau today released the first results from its Small Business Pulse Survey. The results represent data collected between April 26 and May 2, 2020 and are available at <>. The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey (Business Pulse) measures the changes in business conditions on our nation’s small businesses during […]