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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 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.

Measuring America’s Wellbeing

Washington, DC (October 7) – Dr. Rebecca Blank ,Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, is pictured with Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President, Social Impact and AARP Board member, Lee Hammond. Dr. Blank was the keynote luncheon speaker for the AARP Annual Bill Anderson Lecture Series. She spoke about the 2010 decennial census and poverty measurements.

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