CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1997 |
Of all the factors contributing to gangs and their epidemic of violence in Los Angeles, none is more significant than the staggering rates of unemployment in their communities, according to a report to be released today by a team of university-affiliated medical researchers.
August 10, 1998 |
Poverty is a reality for three in 10 Americans, but for most of them, it's short-lived, the Census Bureau reports. A new study by the bureau takes an unusually deep look at poverty in the United States, using seven measures to paint a picture more complex than any one statistic might suggest. Over a three-year span, 30.3% of the population lived below the poverty line for at least two months. But just 5.3% of them stayed poor for two full years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 |
Los Angeles County's population grew last year by a scant 1,419 residents, the smallest expansion in more than 20 years, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Without an influx of more than 100,000 immigrants last year, the county would have posted a substantial population decline. People moved out of Los Angeles County at a considerably faster rate than they moved in, with 217,000 departing for other destinations in the United States.
March 13, 1989 |
California manufacturers and farmers produced $34.7 billion, or 11%, of all U.S. exports in 1988, according to a forthcoming report that breaks down trade data by state for the first time. In 1987, exports originating in California totaled $27.8 billion and generated about 233,000 jobs directly related to the export business, according to the report by the California Department of Commerce. Trade specialists, however, challenged the statistics, saying that they were too conservative.
January 27, 1999 |
As the U.S. Supreme Court this week cast a new cloud over the use of sampling by the Census Bureau, results from a test of the controversial counting method here were giving its foes and fans even more to debate. Census officials said that using the statistical method, they counted 403,313 residents in Sacramento during a dry run last spring. Without sampling, which is designed to cut census costs and avoid an undercount, they tallied 349,197 people.
June 29, 1997 |
African Americans comprised 12.8% of the U.S. population, or 34 million people, in 1996, the Census Bureau said. About 74% of all African Americans 25 or older had at least a high school education, and 14% had at least a bachelor's degree, the bureau said. In 1995, African American families had a median annual income of $25,970, but the income of 2.1 million African American families, or 26%, was below the poverty level, according to the most recent tabulations by the bureau.