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September 2010

Under Secretary Blank Presents Report on Drilling Moratorium to Senate Small Business Committee

Washington, D.C. – Under Secretary Blank testified before the Senate Small Business Committee on the economic impact of the deep water oil drilling moratorium. At that hearing, she presented the interagency report that laid out estimates of employment losses resulting from the moratorium.

Statement From Commerce Under Secretary Rebecca Blank on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in 2009

An earlier version of this statement incorrectly reported that "the poverty rate would have been 14.8 percent instead of 14.3 percent in the absence of the Recovery Act. The correct statement is: "the poverty rate would have been 14.5 percent instead of 14.3 percent in the absence of the Recovery Act."

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commerce Department's U.S. Census Bureau today released data on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in 2009.

Statement From Commerce Under Secretary Rebecca Blank on American Community Survey 2009

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau today released the results of the 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). These results, which are based on survey responses collected over the course of the 2009 calendar year, provide information on the nation's socioeconomic, housing and demographic characteristics in that year.

Statement from Commerce Under Secretary Rebecca Blank on Personal Income and Outlays in August 2010

Washington, DC – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis today released personal income and outlays for August 2010. Personal income increased 0.5 percent in August. Real disposable personal income increased 0.2 percent. Real consumer spending also increased 0.2 percent in August and the July-August average stood 1.6 percent at an annual rate above the second-quarter average.

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