Census Bureau’s FY 2012 Budget Request Discontinues Valuable Data Series

Budget Brief 11-10
June 6, 2011

Summary 


On page 46 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Budget Estimates, Fiscal Year 2012, there is a description of proposed changes to the programs that are part of the government statistics division of Census. Four program changes are proposed: termination of the Current Industrial Reports Program; a funding reduction to reflect efficiencies developed in the production of e-business statistics; an increase of 10 full-time employees (FTEs) for research, improvements and new data products in the area of pensions; and termination of federal financial statistics. The last two of these affect states.