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Friends of NCHS Letter to Dr. Wakefield
On November 15, COPAFS signed on to a letter from the Friends of NCHS to Dr. Mary Wakefield at CDC. Dr. Wakefield has been tasked with leading CDC’s structure modernization work and the letter served to call her attention to the great work being done at NCHS. An excerpt from the letter reads:

Dear Dr. Wakefield,

As Friends of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), we congratulate you on being named to lead CDC’s structure modernization work and thank you for accepting the responsibility. We wish you success in this critical endeavor and urge you to incorporate NCHS’ vital role and core function in CDC, HHS, and public health more broadly.

A prominent lesson from the pandemic is the need to have more timely, frequent, and granular data on our nation’s health and healthcare on an ongoing basis. The NCHS has helped to meet that need through its data collection programs and partnership with other federal statistical and research agencies but, as you know, much more is needed. With more resources and engagement, NCHS is poised to play a key role in the CDC providing more timely, frequent, and granular data.

Upcoming Events

COPAFS Quarterly Meeting: March 3
COPAFS will hold its next Quarterly Meeting on Friday, March 3, 2023. The meeting will be virtual and the agenda will be available in February.

American Economic Association Annual Meeting: January 6-8, 2023
The ASSA 2023 Annual Meeting will take place on January 6-8, 2023 in New Orleans, LA. For more information, please click here.

Population Association of America Applied Demography Conference: February 7-9
PAA will hold its Applied Demography Conference on February 7-9, 2023 in Annapolis, MD. For more information, please click here.

Call for Abstracts: 2023 ACS Data Users Conference
The 2023 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held on May 16-18, 2023. We are currently exploring options for a hybrid event that will include in-person, plenary sessions on May 16 in Washington, DC (livestreamed) followed by virtual breakout sessions with remote attendees on May 17-18.

The conference will bring together ACS data users and U.S. Census Bureau staff to share information about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include:

  • Contributed presentations by ACS data users
  • Invited plenary sessions
  • Breakout sessions
  • Lightning sessions

Registration for the conference will be free for all participants.

Click here for the abstract submission form or visit the conference website for more information.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022

SAVE THE DATE!
The 2023 FCSM Research and Policy Conference will be held October 24-26, 2023 at the University of Maryland Conference Center in College Park, MD.

Agency Releases

Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC)

  • On November 30, Gross Domestic Product (Second Estimate) Corporate Profits (Preliminary Estimate) Third Quarter 2022 was released. Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2022, in contrast to a decrease of 0.6 percent in the second quarter. The increase in the third quarter primarily reflected increases in exports and consumer spending that were partly offset by a decrease in housing investment. The upturn in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter, primarily reflected a smaller decrease in private inventory investment, an upturn in government spending, and an acceleration in nonresidential fixed investment that were partly offset by a larger decrease in residential fixed investment and a deceleration in consumer spending. Imports turned down.
  • On November 18, Activities of US Multinational Enterprises was released. Employment in the United States by U.S. parents decreased 2.2 percent to 28.4 million workers in 2020. U.S. parents accounted for 67.0 percent of worldwide employment by U.S. MNEs, down from 67.3 percent in 2019. U.S. parents accounted for 23.1 percent of total private industry employment in the United States. The manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share of employment by U.S. parents (26.1 percent), followed by retail trade (21.1 percent). The “other industries” category, which includes accommodation and food services and transportation and warehousing, accounted for 22.9 percent of U.S. parent employment.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ)

  • On November 18, Contacts Between Police and the Public, 2020 was released. About 21% (53.8 million) of U.S. residents age 16 or older had contact with police in 2020. A smaller share of persons had contact with police in 2020 (21%) than in 2018 (24%). In 2020, females (12%) were more likely than males (11%) to initiate contact with police, while males (11%) were more likely than females (9%) to experience police-initiated contact.
  • On November 15, Law Enforcement Agencies that Employ School Resource Officers, 2019 was released. About 5,500 law enforcement agencies employed a total of 24,900 sworn SROs in 2019. About 1 in 5 sworn SROs were female, and about 1 in 6 sworn SROs were black. About 9 in 10 agencies required SROs to inform school executive staff of an arrest of a student (91%) or staff member (89%) during school hours. Half of all agencies allowed SROs to interview students without parental permission.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)

  • On November 30, Job Openings and Labor Turnover, October 2022 was released. The number of job openings edged down to 10.3 million on the last business day of October. Over the month the number of hires and total separations changed little at 6.0 million and 5.7 million, respectively. Within separations, quits (4.0 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.4 million) changed little.
  • On November 15, Producer Price Indexes, October 2022 was released. The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.2 percent in October, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices rose 0.2 percent in September and were unchanged in August. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand advanced 8.0 percent for the 12 months ended in October. In October, the rise in the index for final demand can be attributed to a 0.6-percent advance in prices for final demand goods. In contrast, the index for final demand services decreased 0.1 percent.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT)

  • On November 17, it was reported that Transportation Services Contributed 5.6% to US GDP in 2021. The contribution of transportation to enhanced-GDP rose from 5.4% in 2020 to 5.6% in 2021 but remains below the pre-pandemic level of 5.8% in 2019 due to for-hire air, rail, truck, and water transportation contributing less in 2021 than in 2019. For-hire air, rail, truck, and water transportation’s contribution to GDP remained unchanged in 2021 from 2020 (1.3%) but was 0.4 percentage points below its 2019 contribution.
  • On November 9, the September 2022 Freight Shipment Index was released. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.3% in September from August, rising for the second consecutive month to its second highest all-time level. From September 2021 to September 2022 the index rose 4.8%.

Census Bureau (DOC)

  • On November 29, 2021 Rental Housing Finance Survey Summary Tables were released. The RHFS provides measures of financial, mortgage and property characteristics of U.S. residential properties with at least one housing rental unit. It is the only data source that provides a comprehensive picture of mortgage financing for all types of rental properties.
  • On November 22, data tables from the 2021 Service Annual Survey were released. The SAS table package provides statistics on revenue, payroll, sources of revenue, expenses, exports, inventory, revenue from electronic sources and other selected industry-specific data for service industries. The data are accompanied by supporting materials including a data visualization, which, provides 2019, 2020 and 2021 revenue statistics for all sectors covered by the SAS. A summary brief presenting revenue and expense estimates at the sector level and select subsector or industry group levels is scheduled to be released in December. Data are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Economic Research Service (USDA)

  • On November 15, Rural America At a Glance: 2022 Edition was released. The overall decline in population growth and increase in average age in rural areas affect the makeup and availability of the rural labor force. In 2021, people 65 years and older made up more than 20 percent of the nonmetro population for the first time in U.S. census history, up from 16 percent in 2010. In metro areas, just 16 percent of the population was 65 and older in 2021. During the 2010–20 decade, the nonmetro working-age population declined by 4.9 percent and the population under age 18 declined by 5.7 percent, while the population 65 years and older grew by 22 percent.
  • On November 10, Evaluating the Prediction Performance of the International Food Security Assessment’s Production Models: A Cross-Validation Approach was released. The subregional model specification improves the yield prediction performance by 15 percent relative to the pooled IFSA model approach used in the past. In particular, the model improves the absolute difference between the observed and estimated yield (0.159 tons per hectare and 0.188 tons per hectare for the subregional model and pooled IFSA model, respectively).

Energy Information Administration (DOE)

  • On November 8, the Short-Term Energy Outlook was released. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects that low inventories of distillate fuels, which are primarily consumed as diesel fuel and heating oil, will lead to high prices through early 2023. Diesel prices will remain higher than $5 per gallon the remainder of the year, and bills for homes that use heating oil will increase by 45% this winter season compared with last winter. U.S. inventories of distillate fuels finished October at their lowest levels in any October since 1951.

 National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)

  • On November 22, data collection for the Census of Agriculture got underway. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed survey codes to all known agriculture producers across the 50 states with an invitation to respond online to the 2022 Census of Agriculture at usda.gov. The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and territory. By completing the survey, producers across the nation can tell their story and help generate impactful opportunities that better serve them and future generations of producers.

National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

  • On November 16, Death Rates for Leading Causes of Death for People Aged 25–44 Among the Three Largest Race and Ethnicity Groups: United States, 2000–2020 was released. Death rates for non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic people aged 25–44 increased from 2013 to 2019, followed by large 1-year increases from 2019 through 2020. Death rates for unintentional injuries began to increase before 2019 for the three largest race and ethnicity groups but experienced the greatest annual increases from 2019 to 2020, ranging from 23% to 47%. People aged 25–44 in the three largest race and ethnicity groups experienced recent increases in death rates due to heart disease, with the largest increases occurring between 2019 and 2020.
  • On November 3, Demographic Variation in Health Insurance Coverage: United States, 2021 was released. In 2021, 28.1 million (8.6%) people of all ages were uninsured at the time of the interview. This includes 27.8 million (10.3%) people under age 65. Among children, 2.9 million (4.1%) were uninsured, and among working-age adults (aged 18–64), 24.9 million (12.6%) were uninsured. Among people under age 65, 65.4% were covered by private health insurance, including 56.9% with employment-based coverage and 7.2% with directly purchased coverage.

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF)

  • On November 29, summary statistics from the FY 2021 Survey of State Government Research and Development were released. State government agencies’ expenditures for research and development totaled nearly $2.5 billion in FY 2021, an increase of 1.1% from FY 2020. While total state government agency R&D expenditures saw a slight increase between FY 2020 and FY 2021, state agency expenditures for R&D decreased in four of the five largest states. Agency spending on R&D declined in California (-1.9%), Florida (-3.4%), New York (-8.1%), and Pennsylvania (-9.2%), while spending in Texas increased (24.6%).

Statistics of Income Division (IRS)

  • In November, Partnerships, Withholding on Foreign Recipients of U.S. Income, Tax Year 2019 was released. One new table presenting information from the Foreign Partner’s Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Tax (Form 8805) is now available on SOI’s Tax Stats webpage. The table, Foreign Recipients of U.S.-Source Partnership Income, Tax Year 2019, provides data by country of residence on the number of Forms 8805 filed, taxable income (or loss) allocable to foreign partners (income less loss, income, and loss), and U.S. tax withheld.

Federal Register Notices

There were 34 federal register notices posted by federal statistical agencies from October 26, 2022 to November 25, 2022. Links to each of these notices are organized by agency below.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC) – 1 New Notice

Date Notice URL
11/10/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request – On behalf of BEA & Census: Collect information from the public to fulfill their data security requirements when providing access to restricted use microdata for the purpose of evidence building. Link

 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ) – 4 New Notices

Date Notice URL
11/23/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection: National Prisoner Statistics Program Link
11/17/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested: Data Security Requirements for Accessing Confidential Data Link
11/15/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired; 2022 Census of Law Enforcement Training Academies (CLETA) Link
11/15/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: National Inmate Survey in Prisons (NIS-4P) Link

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) – 1 New Notice

Date Notice URL
11/9/2022 Information Collection Activities; Comment Request – proposed revision of the “Report on Occupational Employment and Wages.” Link

 

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT) – 1 New Notice

Date Notice URL
11/7/2022 Agency Information Collection Activity; New Information Collection: Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) Initiative Link

 

Census Bureau (DOC) – 10 New Notices

Date Notice URL
11/22/2022 Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program Link
11/22/2022 Resumption of the Population Estimates Challenge Program and Proposed Changes to the Program Link
11/21/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Survey of Children’s Health Longitudinal Cohort (NSCH-LC) Link
11/21/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Integrated Economic Survey Link
11/21/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Automated Export System Program Link
11/10/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Household Pulse Survey Link
11/10/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request Link
11/4/2022 Annual Integrated Economic Survey Link
11/1/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Census Bureau Field Tests and Evaluations Link
10/31/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of State Government Research and Development Link

 

Economic Research Service (USDA) – No New Notices

Energy Information Administration (DOE) – No New Notices

 

Date Notice URL
11/21/2022 Agency Information Collection Extension – 3 year extension with changes to the Electric Power & Renewable Electricity Surveys (EPRES) Link

 

National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) – 4 New Notices

Date Notice URL
11/10/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request – Collect information from the public to fulfill its data security requirements when providing access to restricted use data for the purpose of evidence building Link
11/8/2022 Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Link
11/8/2022 Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – the Cotton Ginning Survey Link
11/3/2022 Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – Objective Yield Surveys Link

 

National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd) – 7 New Notices

Date Notice URL
11/25/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; NCES Data Security Requirements for Accessing Restricted Use Data Link
11/15/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2024 Link
11/4/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Main Study International Questionnaire Link
11/4/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2023-24 (ECLS-K:2024) Kindergarten and First-Grade National Data Collection and Transfer School Recruitment Link
10/28/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2024 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2024) International Field Test Questionnaire Revision Link
10/27/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; School Pulse Panel 2023-24 Preliminary Field Activities Link
10/26/2022 Meeting; National Assessment Governing Board Link

 

National Center for Health Statistics (HHS) – 2 New Notices

Date Notice URL
11/21/2022 Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations – proposed revision of the information collection project titled National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Link
11/16/2022 Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations – National Death Index (NDI) Link

 

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF) – 2 New Notice

Date Notice URL
11/4/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Standard Application Process (SAP) Portal Link
10/31/2022 Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request – collect information from individuals to fulfill its data security requirements when providing the individual with access to restricted use microdata for the purpose of evidence building Link

 

Office of Research, Evaluation & Statistics (SSA) – No New Notices

Statistics of Income Division (IRS) – 1 New Notice

Date Notice URL
11/16/2022 Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Forms 14417 and 14417-A Link

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