November 2021 Stakeholder Report
The 2021 FCSM Research & Policy Conference has recently concluded. Slides from the over 225 presentations at the conference are currently available at the FCSM Fall 2021 Conference Program.
On November 15, COPAFS signed onto a letter asking Congress to complete negotiations on USICA/NSF for the Future. Congress passed both of these bills with strong bipartisan support. Yet, since passing the legislation, Congress has not moved to finalize completion. It is critical that Congress take action and doesn’t let this moment pass by as this bill represents historic investments in our federal R&D enterprise.
COPAFS Quarterly Meeting: March 4
COPAFS will hold its next Quarterly Meeting on Friday, March 4, 2022. The agenda and meeting registration information will be available in February.
ASSA 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting: January 7-9
The American Economic Association, along with other social science organizations will hold it’s annual meeting virtually next year. For more information please click here.
Applied Demography Conference 2022: February 1-3
The Population Association of America will put on this conference virtually. More information can be found here.
AUBER 2022 Spring Conference: February 26 – March 1
The Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) will hold its Spring Conference in Boulder, Colorado. For more information please click here.
38th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference: March 20-22
The National Association for Business Economics will hold its Economic Policy Conference in Washington, DC at the Ritz Carlton. More information is available here.
SAVE THE DATE 2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference: October 25-27, 2022
The 2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference has been scheduled for October 25-27, 2022. The conference is being planned as an in-person event at the Washington Convention Center.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC)
- On November 16, Personal Income by County and Metropolitan Area, 2020 was released. In 2020, personal income increased in 3,040 counties, decreased in 69, and was unchanged in 3. Personal income increased 6.4 percent in the metropolitan portion of the United States and increased 7.6 percent in the nonmetropolitan portion. In metropolitan counties, the percent change in personal income ranged from 24.6 percent in Power County, ID, to –8.9 percent in Lynn County, TX. In nonmetropolitan counties, it ranged from 57.3 percent in Clark County, SD, to –18.9 percent in Skagway Municipality, AK.
- On November 9, Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, US and States, 2020 was released. This release measures the outdoor recreation economy for the nation, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The new U.S. data show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 1.8 percent ($374.3 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation in 2020. At the state level, outdoor recreation value added as a share of state GDP ranged from 4.3 percent in Montana to 1.2 percent in New York and Connecticut. The share was 0.8 percent in the District of Columbia.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ)
- On November 23, Non-US Citizens in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 1998-2018 was released. Of the 84,838 persons criminally charged in U.S. district courts in 2018, 49% were non-U.S. citizens. The number of non-U.S. citizens charged in U.S. district courts with immigration offenses increased from 9,875 in 1998 to 32,888 in 2018. About 86% of undocumented non-U.S. citizens charged in U.S. district courts were charged with immigration offenses in 2018.
- On November 2, Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 2019 – Statistical Tables were released. At midyear 2019, there were 1,079 public confinement facilities operated by either state or federal authorities and 82 private confinement facilities. At midyear 2019, there were 376 maximum, 451 medium, and 287 minimum security confinement facilities. Among all prisoners in confinement facilities at midyear 2019, about 82% were in state, 11% were in federal, and 7% were in private facilities.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
- In November, a report on Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2020 was released. In 2020, the overall unemployment rate (jobless rate) for the United States averaged 8.1 percent. However, the rate varied across race and ethnicity groups. Among the race groups, jobless rates were higher than the national rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (11.7 percent), people categorized as being of Two or More Races (11.6 percent), and Blacks or African Americans (11.4 percent).
- In November, Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas was released. Nonmetro areas had an overall annual mean wage of $42,490, compared with $54,820 in metro areas. Total employment in nonmetro areas was 16.4 million in May 2019, representing 11.1 percent of national employment. However, some occupations had higher shares of employment or higher wages in nonmetro areas.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT)
- On November 22, new Freight Flows Forecast Data were released. New long-term projections released today show that, between 2020 and 2050, U.S. freight activity will grow by fifty percent in tonnage to 28.7 billion tons and will double in value to $36.2 trillion (in 2017 dollars). Trucks represent the predominant freight carrier model now and are expected to remain so in the future. Trucks currently carry 65 percent of U.S. freight tonnage.
- On November 8, the Unemployment in Transportation Statistics were released. The unemployment rate in the U.S. transportation sector was 5.1 percent (not seasonally adjusted) in October 2021. The October 2021 rate was down 3.8 percentage points from October 2020’s 8.9 percent but remains 2.4 percentage points above the 2.7 percent rate in pre-pandemic October 2019.
Census Bureau (DOC)
- On November 30, 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year Experimental Data was released. The Census Bureau typically releases three different sets of ACS data estimates each year in the form of 1-year and 5-year period data sets, as well as 1-year supplemental estimates. This release is different this year due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted ACS data collection in 2020. Given the limitations, Census was unable to collect information from certain segments of the population, as explained in the previously released blogand analytical report, An Assessment of the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the 2020 ACS 1-Year Data.
- On November 24, Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 7 Weekly Data was released. Phase 7 includes the cash on hand question from previous phases and a new question on changes to business practices because of the pandemic such as new or expanded use of digital technologies, changes in management practices or business strategies, new or improved goods or services, and changes to methods for production or logistics. Additional changes include removing an open-ended question and one question on exports. Phase 7 also includes information consistent with previous phases regarding operations, receipt of assistance, workplace COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements, supply-chain disruptions, measures of overall well-being, and expectations for recovery.
Economic Research Service (USDA)
- In November, the Agricultural Income and Finance Situation Outlook: 2021 was released. This edition assesses major recent financial trends over the last decade using the most recent survey data through 2019, thereby complementing the short-term, frequently updated farm financial forecasts. It presents research on three major farm income and finance topics: (1) trends and drivers behind the major income and expense components of net cash farm income; (2) the changing distribution in direct Government payments from farm programs under three different Federal farm bills; and (3) trends in Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings at the State and national levels.
- In November, the Outlook for US Agricultural Trade, November 2021 was released. U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year (FY) 2022 are projected at $175.5 billion, down $2.0 billion from the August forecast, but still a record if realized. This decrease is driven by reductions in oilseed and oilseed product exports that are partially offset by increases in livestock, poultry, dairy, cotton, and ethanol exports. The projection for soybean exports is down $3.9 billion to $28.4 billion due to lower prices and softening Chinese demand. Soybean meal exports are forecast down $800 million to $4.9 billion due to lower prices.
Energy Information Administration (DOE)
- On November 30, US Movements of Crude Oil by Rail was released. These data include movements to and from Canada and provide data collected through September 30, 2021.
- On November 10, the Domestic Uranium Production Report – Quarterly was released. U.S. production of uranium concentrate (U3O8) in the third quarter of 2021 totaled 5,297 pounds U3O8. Third quarter 2021 production is 35% lower than the last published quarterly total (8,098 pounds U3O8 in the first quarter of 2020) and is 99% lower than the 2014-2019 five-year average for the third quarter of the year. This quarter’s production occurred at three facilities (Nichols Ranch ISR Project, Ross CPP, Smith Ranch-Highland Operation) that are all located in Wyoming.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)
- On November 26, Peanut Stocks and Processing was released. This monthly release contains the stocks of peanuts, treated seed, and specified products (e.g. peanut butter, oil, cake and meal) at the end of the previous month, millings, utilization, and crushing. Also contained is production and disappearance data for milled products in the U.S. Data is organized by year, month, and type of peanut (Virginias and Valencias, Runners, Spanish), by production and stocks (crude oil or cake and meal), or by type of peanut product.
- On November 18, Milk Production Report was released. This report contains the number of milk cows, production per cow, and total milk production for major milk producing states and U.S., number of milk cows and total milk production for all states and the U.S., and the number of licensed dairy herds for all states and the U.S. The data for this report was obtained via surveys from samples of producers from individual states, combined with estimates made using state and federal administrative data.
National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd)
- On November 17, the Revenue and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts FY19 Report was released. Specifically, this report includes finance data on the following topics: Current expenditure totals and current expenditure per pupil amounts by state as well as for the 100 largest LEAs; Federal, state, and local revenues for the 100 largest LEAs; Median revenues per pupil and median current expenditures per pupil by geographic region and locale; Current expenditure totals and current expenditure per pupil amounts by activity (e.g., instruction, support services) and specific expenditure (e.g., salaries and wages, employee benefits), by state and for the two largest LEAs in each state; and others.
- On November 16, the Use of Educational Technology for Instruction in Public Schools, 2019-20 Report was released. his report shows national data from a sample survey of public schools about their use of technology for teaching and learning during the 2019–20 school year. Questions were asked about conditions before the coronavirus pandemic started. This report presents data about public school technology resources and ways that schools use these resources to teach.
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
- On November 16, Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts Through May 2021 were relea This data visualization presents provisional counts for drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data in the National Vital Statistics System. Counts for the most recent final annual data are provided for comparison. National provisional counts include deaths occurring within the 50 states and the District of Columbia as of the date specified and may not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period. Provisional counts are often incomplete and causes of death may be pending investigation (see Technical notes) resulting in an underestimate relative to final counts.
- On November 16, Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from National Health Interview Survey, Jan-Jun 2021 were released. Estimates in this report are based on the first six months of 2021. During this time period, 68.0% of adults and 79.1% of children lived in wireless-only households.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF)
- On November 18, an InfoBrief was released relating that Businesses Reported an 11.8% Increase to Nearly a Half Trillion Dollars for US R&D Performance During 2019. Businesses spent $493 billion on research and development performance in the United States in 2019, an 11.8% increase from 2018. Funding from the companies’ own sources was $429 billion in 2019, a 13.5% increase from 2018. Funding from other sources was $64 billion, about the same as in 2018. This is the second year that there has been double-digit annual growth in the level of national domestic R&D performance, which is especially notable because of the low rate of inflation during the period 2017–19.
- On November 30, Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities – 2020 was released. The report is based on the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), which is an annual census of individuals who earn research doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. academic institutions. Key takeaways from the 2020 data include the following: In 2020, the number of doctorate recipients declined to 55,283 (from 55,614 in 2019); this is the first drop since 2017; The number of U.S. citizens and permanent resident doctorate recipients declined in 2020 to 34,492 (from 35,232 in 2019), and the number of temporary visa holders was similar to the number in 2019 (18,482 in 2020 and 18,324 in 2019).
Statistics of Income Division (IRS)
- In November, the Tax Years 2018 and 2019 Information Returns Line Item Estimates (Publication 5385) were released. SOI provides estimates of frequencies and amounts of the entries on the lines of the forms filed for selected information returns that accompany the Individual SOI complete Report weighted file. The estimates presented here are based on returns filed in the processing year that were sampled statistically and then weighted to estimate the entire tax year.
Federal Register Notices
There were 30 federal register notices posted by federal statistical agencies from October 26, 2021 to November 25, 2021. Links to each of these notices are organized by agency below.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC) – 2 New Notices
|11/8/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-29, Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States||Link|
|11/3/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Services Surveys: BE-9, Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States||Link|
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ) – 1 New Notice
|11/2/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Request; National Use-of-Force Data Collection: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection||Link|
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) – 3 New Notices
|11/3/2021||Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda||Link|
|11/1/2021||Information Collection Activities; Comment Request – Proposed extension of the International Price Program (IPP) U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes.||Link|
|10/27/2021||Information Collection Activities; Comment Request – Proposed extension of the “Consumer Price Index Housing Survey.”||Link|
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOT) – NO New Notices
Census Bureau (DOC) – 11 New Notices
|11/23/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Construction Progress Reporting Surveys||Link|
|11/23/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey||Link|
|11/19/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review||Link|
|11/16/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Spatial, Address, and Imagery Data Program||Link|
|11/9/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Business Pulse Survey||Link|
|11/9/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Survey of Children’s Health||Link|
|11/8/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Survey of Income and Program Participation||Link|
|11/8/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement||Link|
|11/3/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2022 Commodity Flow Survey||Link|
|10/29/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2020 Census Count Question Resolution Operation||Link|
|10/26/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Household Pulse Survey||Link|
Economic Research Service (USDA) – 1 New Notice
|11/1/2021||Notice of Intent To Request New Information Collection – FoodAPS-2||Link|
Energy Information Administration (DOE) – 2 New Notices
|11/17/2021||Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension – extension without changes of Form EIA-64A, Annual Report of the Origin of Natural Gas Liquids Production; extension without changes of Form EIA-23L, Annual Report of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, County Level Report; and continued suspension of Form EIA-23S, Annual Survey of Domestic Oil and Gas Reserves, Summary Level Report.||Link|
|11/3/2021||Agency Information Collection Extension – Petroleum Marketing Program (PMP)||Link|
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) – 2 New Notices
|11/9/2021||Notice of Intent To Request a Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – currently approved information collection for surveys funded by NASS’s many cooperators (Federal agencies, State governments, land grant universities, and other organizations).||Link|
|11/9/2021||Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – Generic Clearance for Survey Research Studies||Link|
National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd) – 7 New Notices
|11/24/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2023) Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection||Link|
|11/19/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2023-24 (ECLS-K:2024) Kindergarten and First-Grade Field Test Data Collection, National Sampling, and National Recruitment||Link|
|11/15/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; EDFacts Data Collection School Years 2022-23, 2023-24, and 2024-25 (With 2021-22 Continuation)||Link|
|11/9/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2023) Main Study Sampling, Recruitment, and Data Collection||Link|
|11/2/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; School Pulse Panel Data Collection||Link|
|11/2/2021||National Assessment Governing Board Meeting||Link|
|10/27/2021||Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; School Pulse Panel Data Collection||Link|
National Center for Health Statistics (HHS) – No New Notices
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF) – No New Notices
Office of Research, Evaluation & Statistics (SSA) – No New Notices
Statistics of Income Division (IRS) – 1 New Notice
|11/23/2021||Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending||Link|
Robert Santos, a statistician nominated in April by President Biden, is chief methodologist and a vice president at the Urban Institute, and president of the American Statistical Association. (In 1998, James Holmes, an African American, served as acting director of the Census Bureau, but he was not confirmed by the Senate.) Santos’s confirmation in a 58-to-35 vote follows a decennial survey that many census experts say was marred by Trump administration actions that aimed to depress participation by minorities, and particularly Hispanics. The administration attempted to add a citizenship question to the census and then tried to block undocumented immigrants from being counted for apportionment, efforts Latino rights advocates said instilled fear in immigrant communities and resulted in possible undercounts of those populations.
[Washington Post, November 4, 2021]
The GDP report, released Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, offered yet another snapshot of an economy overshadowed by the ongoing pandemic. The U.S. economy grew at a disappointing 2.0 percent annual rate in the third quarter as the delta variant peaked, but promising signs suggest 2021 is on track to notch the fastest full-year growth in almost four decades. The coronavirus tore through unvaccinated communities during much of the July-through-September period measured in Thursday’s gross domestic product report, eviscerating economists’ expectations from earlier in the year of continued rapid growth near the 6.3 and 6.7 percent seen in the first two quarters of 2021.
[Washington Post, November 10, 2021]
Americans moved last year at the lowest rate in over 70 years, according to Census Bureau data released Wednesday, continuing a decades-long decline and defying perceptions that the pandemic had caused people to move at higher rates. The national- and regional-level estimates, from the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, found that between March 2020 and March 2021, 27.1 million Americans reported living at a different residence than a year earlier, compared with 29.8 million people in 2020.
[Washington Post, November 17, 2021]
On November 17, the National Center for Health Statistics released updated national estimates of the size and characteristics of the population without landline telephones. This new report is based on National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data collected from January-June 2021. During that time period, 68.0% of adults lived in wireless-only households; 67.2% of adults lived in wireless-only households and had their own wireless telephone. The report can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless202111.pdf