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3 years 3 months ago

Census: 7th year is bad year for marriages

WASHINGTON (AP) - New census figures show the "seven-year" itch persists - couples who break up typically separate upon seven years of marriage, and divorce a year later. The 2009 data released Wednesday also show U.S. divorces are leveling off after decades of increases. The census report found that...

3 years 7 months ago

Number of poor grows in U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with one in 6 Americans - many of them 65 and older - struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs. Preliminary census figures released Wednesday show that government...

3 years 7 months ago

Lawmakers hope to avoid redistricting fiasco

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's legislative leaders are hoping to avoid another redistricting fiasco like the one 10 years ago that ended up in court. On Thursday, they appointed a 10-member legislative committee of five Democrats and five Republicans to tour the state and get opinions from voters on the...

3 years 10 months ago

Census: More immigrants moving to Longmont

New Census data shows that Longmont has seen one of the largest increases in the number of foreign-born residents in Colorado during the last decade. The recently released figures from the American Community Survey shows that Longmont's foreign-born population increased from 10.6 percent in 2000 to 17.1 percent last...

3 years 11 months ago

El Paso County population on the rise

New census estimates show around 400,000 people are now living in Colorado Springs, with an additional 604,000 in the surrounding El Paso County. "It's about a 10% increase from 2000 for Colorado Springs, and about a 16-17% increase for El Paso County." explains Deborah Muehleisen of the Census Bureau. Some...

4 years 1 month ago

Mixed review

Recently released national labor statistics show the unemployment rate dropped in June from 9.7% to 9.5%, but the number of jobs dropped as well. At the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, employees can only judge by what they've seen, and that's been fewer faces coming in for help. "That...

4 years 3 months ago

Interracial marriage slows in US

The latest census figures show that the growth of interracial marriages is slowing among U.S.-born Hispanics and Asians. Still, blacks are substantially more likely than before to marry whites. The number of interracial marriages has risen 20 percent since 2000 to about 4.5 million. While still growing, that number...

4 years 3 months ago

Census: Americans are on the move

Americans are changing addresses again--but they're not going very far. Census figures released Monday show that 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, or 37.1 million people, moved to a new home last year. That's up from a 60-year low of 11.9 percent, or 35.2 million, in 2008. The...

4 years 3 months ago

U.S. economy added 290,000 jobs in April

Employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 290,000, the most in four years. The jobless rate rose to 9.9 percent as people streamed back into the market looking for work. The government says the hiring of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census helped...

4 years 4 months ago

Battle over redistricting begins

Redistricting--the redrawing of boundaries for political races--happens after each census. And in Colorado, the battle is off to a heated start. Republicans are opposing an attempt by Democrats to strip out limits that were placed on the role of the courts after a Denver District Court judge drew congressional...

4 years 4 months ago

Temporary census jobs boost employment

The nation's economy created the largest number of jobs last month since the recession began, bolstered by thousands of temporary census jobs. The unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent for the third straight month. The Labor Department said employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the most in three years...

4 years 5 months ago

Congress banning misleading census mailings

Congress has banned misleading mailings that appear to be from the Census Bureau. Republican groups recently sent out fundraising letters that appeared to be Census forms. The Senate approved by unanimous consent a bill that requires mailings marked "census" to state the name and address of the sender and to...

4 years 5 months ago

Rock dropped from I-25 overpass

A Walsenburg woman reported Monday afternoon someone dropped a rock on her car from an overpass, cracking her windshield. Kelly Mallery-Coulter said she was driving around 75 miles an hour when she saw three men on an overpass at mile marker 49. When she came out the other side...

4 years 5 months ago

House bans misleading census mailings

The House has passed legislation that would ban misleading mailings designed to appear they're from the Census Bureau. The 416-0 vote Wednesday follows criticism that Republican groups were sending fundraising letters using the census name. Under the bill, mailings marked "census" will be required to state the name...

4 years 5 months ago

One-person towns to Census: Count me in

The founding fathers must have chuckled at the impossibility of the job when they etched it into the Constitution: Count every man, woman and child along every back road and big-city avenue in the entire country. From Key West to Nome, today's Americans will largely get the founders' joke...

4 years 8 months ago

U.S. Census looking to hire

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire. The Pueblo office says it wants to hire more than 1,000 census takers in 2010. The mostly part-time workers will collect information in Pueblo County and points south and east. "The majority of the positions that we need to fill are people...

4 years 11 months ago

Feds probe US Census worker hanging in Kentucky

The Census Bureau has suspended door-to-door interviews in rural Clay County, Kentucky, where one of its workers was found hanged with the word "fed" scrawled on his chest. The FBI is investigating whether anti-government sentiment played a roll in the death of Bill Sparkman. Attacking a federal worker during or...

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