Census Bureau: Digital Equity Act Population Viewer Released Highlighting Digital Divide

New Interactive Map Highlights Digital Divide The U.S. Census Bureau announced the release of the Digital Equity Act Population Viewer, an interactive collection of maps that highlight various demographics and broadband internet availability and adoption by state. The maps help policymakers plan and implement digital inclusion and equity programs under the […]

ABA: Report Finds Credit Card Market Recovery Continued in Fourth Quarter 2021

In a sign of continuing U.S. consumer strength, monthly credit card purchase volumes rose across risk tiers (prime, subprime, and super-prime) in last year’s fourth quarter, the third consecutive increase, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor released today. The May 2022 Monitor, which reflects credit […]

FDIC: 2022 Bank Small Business Lending Survey Launched

Approximately 2,000 Banks Asked to Detail their Lending Practices Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg and U.S. Census Bureau (Census) Director Robert L. Santos today formally invited approximately 2,000 U.S. banks to participate in a nationally representative online survey about their small business lending practices and […]

Census Bureau: 2020 County Business Patterns Now Available

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP). This annual series of statistics provides subnational economic data by industry. These data show detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, and first quarter and annual payroll at the national, state, […]

HUD and Census Bureau: New Residential Sales Report for March 2022 Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for March 2022: New Home Sales Sales of new single‐family houses in March 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 763,000, according to estimates released jointly […]

FHFA: House Price Index Up 2.1 Percent in February 2022; Up 19.4 Percent from Last Year

House prices rose nationwide in February, up 2.1 percent from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices rose 19.4 percent from February 2021 to February 2022. The previously reported 1.6 percent price change for January 2022 remained unchanged. For the nine […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 8 of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), which measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic and other major events such as hurricanes on our nation’s small businesses. The SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.4 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.4 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). Phase 3.4 includes a new question on receipt/intention to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster; modifications to questions relating to children’s vaccinations that expand response options to include children’s age categories; modified reference periods for […]

CFPB: Report Spotlights Medical Billing Challenges

Consumer complaints show coercive credit reporting and privacy intrusions based on unverified and inaccurate medical billing A report issued today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) examines the financial consequences of medical billing and collections endured by individuals and families across the country. The report draws from the rising […]

Census Bureau: Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8 Weekly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from Phase 8 of the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), which measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic and other major events such as hurricanes on our nation’s small businesses. The SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, […]