December 16, 2017

Reference: CIA Adds New Nine New Data Categories With Societal Data to World Factbook

From the CIA Web Site: … the Factbook is adding new categories of societal data, which—along with other demographic and economic entries—offer additional insight into a country’s economic strength, internal stability, and impact on the environment. After a comprehensive search for datasets that are current and regularly updated, nine new fields have been added, with […]

Reference Resources: DOE and EPA Release 2012 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

From the Publication Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are releasing the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information that can help them choose a more efficient new vehicle that saves them money and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. While fuel efficient vehicles come in a variety of […]

Reference: Economy: Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011 (26th Annual Survey)

Here’s the complete announcement about the release of some statistics you hear/read about every year. From the American Farm Bureau Federation: The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased about 13 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau […]

Reference: Lists: Top Words, Phrases, and Names of 2011

From Global Language Monitor: The Global Language Monitor has announced that ‘Occupy’ is the Top Word, ‘Arab Spring’ the Top Phrase and ‘Steve Jobs’ the Top Name of 2011 in its annual global survey of the English language. Occupy was followed by deficit, fracking, drone, and non-veg. Kummerspeck, haboob, 3Q, Trustafarians, and (the other) 99 […]

Fast Facts and Stats About Veterans in the United States

Veterans Day 2011 is this Friday and the U.S. Census has put together a compilation of facts and stats about the veteran population. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find. Direct to Complete Statistical Profile ||| PDF Version 21.8 million The number of military veterans in the United States in 2010. Source: 2010 […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Largest U.S. Bankruptcies

A list of the largest U.S. bankruptcies provided by Reuters has been updated to reflect today’s bankruptcy filing by MF Global Holdings Ltd. See Also: Business Insider has posted a list Of MF Global creditors. See Also: Complete bankruptcy filing (via DocumentCloud.org).

New Reference Resource: Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011

Now Available, Full Text: Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2011 Via UN Pulse: The publication presents comparable, cross-sectoral statistical data and analyses on population, the environment, the state of the economy and connectivity for the Asia-Pacific region, including subregional, regional and global aggregates which help place regional developments in a global context. The […]

Statistics: Updated QuickFacts Tables Available from Census Bureau

Via the U.S. Census: Summary profiles for geographic areas have been updated with the most recent information from frequently requested statistics from various Census Bureau programs including the 2010 Census, 2010 American Community Survey and 2007 Survey of Business Owners. These easy to access and easy to use tables are now available for the nation, […]

Reference Resources: New Infographic: Facebook Facts and Figures 2011

A new and stat rich infographic with from the Website Monitoring Blog team. It utilizes numbers from Facebook as well as SocialBakers.com Direct to the Website Monitoring Blog to grab the code for the full size infographic. Website Monitoring Also Makes “Facts and Figures” infographics available for the following services and devices: WordPress Facts & […]

Lists and Rankings: The Rich 100 (Wealthiest Canadians)

Topping the list again this year is a name known to all in the information world, Thomson (as in Thomson Reuters). The Thomson Family tops the 2011 Rich 100 list with a net worth of $21.34B/CDN. Direct to Introduction and Links Direct to Complete List Direct to World’s Billionaire Map Direct to Wealthiest Canadian Celebrities […]