Top Employers in Baton Rouge

The following employers are the largest in the Baton Rouge area, each employing more than 1,000 people:  BASF Wyandotte Corporation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Dow Chemical Company, Entergy/Gulf States Utilities, Exxon Chemical Americas, Exxon Chemical Company, Georgia Gulf Corporation, Harmony Corporation, International Maintenance Corporation, J. E. Merit Construction, Inc., Our Lady of the Lake…

North Dakota is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State Since 2011

North Dakota’s total population climbed by 2.17 percent between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012. This is the fastest growth of any state, and nearly three times faster than the nation as a whole, according to Census Bureau state population estimates released today. The Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, allowing our nation, states and communities to gauge…

Facts for Features – The 2012 Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for gathering and celebrating with friends and family, gifts giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. Rush to the Stores $27 billion Retail sales by the nation’s department stores (including…

A Look at the U.S. Population in 2060

The U.S. population will be slower growing, considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by just past mid-century. Find out more on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at approximately 9 a.m. EST as Jennifer Ortman, a demographer in the Population Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, discusses U.S. population projections. Each Friday, C-SPAN’s “America by…

5 Most Covered, 5 Least Covered Education Stories

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STANFORD—After a close analysis of education coverage in the general news media during 2012, the Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Educationtoday released its list of the five most covered stories (“hits”) and the five most important but neglected stories (“misses”). The hits are based on content analyses of 21,514 education stories in forty-three…