July 2022 Stakeholder Report
2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference Update
Registration is now open! You can register for the conference here. The Early Bird rate of $250 ends September 30 so register soon!
The 2022 FCSM Conference will feature two plenary sessions, one on Tuesday morning and one on Wednesday morning. The two plenary speakers are Robert Santos, U.S. Census Bureau and Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University.
COPAFS Quarterly Meeting: September 9
COPAFS will hold its next Quarterly Meeting on Friday, September 9, 2022. The agenda will be available soon.
2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference: October 25-27
The 2022 FCSM Research and Policy Conference has been scheduled for October 25-27, 2022. Register for the conference here. The theme for the conference is “Great Expectations: New Directions and Innovations for Sustainable Federal Statistics.” The conference is being planned as an in-person event at the Washington Convention Center. For more information, click here.
2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference: November 17-19
The 2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference will take place in Washington, DC. For more information, click here.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC)
- On July 28, Gross Domestic Product, 2nd Quarter 2022 (Advance Estimate) was released. Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased at an annual rate of 0.9 percent in the second quarter of 2022 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 1.6 percent. The GDP estimate is based on source data that are incomplete or subject to further revision by the source agency. The “second” estimate for the second quarter, based on more complete data, will be released on August 25, 2022.
- On July 21, Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2021 was released. The U.S. direct investment abroad position, or cumulative level of investment, increased $403.3 billion to $6.49 trillion at the end of 2021 from $6.09 trillion at the end of 2020. The increase reflected a $352.6 billion increase in the position in Europe, primarily in Ireland and the United Kingdom. By industry, holding company affiliates owned by U.S. manufacturers had the largest increase.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ)
- On July 28, Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2022 was released. From fiscal year (FY) 2016 to FY 2021, BJS awarded six grants totaling $1.6 million to tribes to improve and automate their criminal history records and databases. At midyear 2020, 42% of persons held in Indian country jails were held for violent offenses. Among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) persons released from state prison in 2008 across 24 states, 79% were arrested within 5 years and 85% were arrested within 10 years.
- On July 26, Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2020 Statistical Tables were released. Federal law enforcement agencies reported 65 arrest-related deaths and 614 deaths in custody in fiscal year (FY) 2020. Homicides accounted for 47% of the 65 arrest-related deaths in FY 2020, suicides accounted for 26%, and deaths from natural causes or accidents each accounted for 13%. In FY 2020, about 89% of decedents in arrest-related deaths were male, 69% were white, and 62% were ages 25 to 44.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
- On July 14, the Producer Price Index – June 2022 was released. The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 1.1 percent in June, seasonally adjusted. This rise followed advances of 0.9 percent in May and 0.4 percent in April. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, final demand prices moved up 11.3 percent for the 12 months ended in June, the largest increase since a record 11.6-percent jump in March 2022. In June, three-fourths of the advance in the index for final demand was due to a 2.4-percent rise in prices for final demand goods. The index for final demand services increased 0.4 percent. Prices for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services moved up 0.3 percent in June after advancing 0.4 percent in both May and April. For the 12 months ended in June, the index for final demand less foods, energy, and trade services rose 6.4 percent.
- On July 13, the Consumer Price Index – June 2022 was released. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 1.0 percent in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 9.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. The increase was broad-based, with the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food being the largest contributors. The energy index rose 7.5 percent over the month and contributed nearly half of the all items increase, with the gasoline index rising 11.2 percent and the other major component indexes also rising. The food index rose 1.0 percent in June, as did the food at home index.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT)
- On July 29, updates to the National Transportation Atlas Database were implemented. The NTAD includes major traffic generators such as National Parks and the connected transportation infrastructure and networks. A good example is Acadia National Park, known as the Crown Jewel of the Atlantic Coast, is one of the ten most visited national parks with four million visitors a year. The park can be reached by car via Interstate 95 and Maine State Route 3. The park can also be reached by a direct flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Maine’s Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport followed by a ten-mile drive to the park. The park is spread across several islands, which can be accessed by multiple ferry routes including a seasonal ferry route called the CAT, which transports passenger from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor.
- On July 27, North American Transborder Freight – May 2022 was released. Total transborder freight: $139.4 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 28.3% compared to May 2021. Freight between the U.S. and Canada totaled $71.0 billion, up 30.4% from May 2021. Freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $68.4 billion, up 26.3% from May 2021.
Census Bureau (DOC)
- On July 28, COVID-19 Economic Brief was released. U.S. selected services estimated total revenue, adjusted for seasonal variation but not for price changes, decreased 8.7% from the first quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of 2020. U.S. retail and food services estimated sales, adjusted for seasonal variation, holiday, and trading-day differences but not for price changes, decreased 15.2% from March to April 2020. Estimated sales of merchant wholesalers (other than manufacturers’ sales branches and offices), adjusted for seasonal variation, holiday, and trading-day differences but not for price changes, decreased 17.0% from March to April 2020.
- On July 27, the Occupations, Earnings, and Job Characteristics Report was released. Over 30% of U.S. workers were employed in just three occupation groups: management (11.3%), office and administrative support (10.2%), and sales and related (9.5%). A standard, daytime schedule was the most common schedule arrangement for all workers. More workers (86.5%) reported their type of work schedule as a requirement of the job over any other reason, such as better child care arrangements. The median monthly earnings for the legal, architecture and engineering, and computer and mathematical occupations were higher than all other occupation groups, but not significantly different from each other. Among detailed occupations in the 2018 ACS, those with the highest annual earnings mainly comprised jobs within the broader group of health practitioners and technical occupations.
Economic Research Service (USDA)
- In July, the Oil Crops Outlook – July 2022 was released. sown soybean acreage for 2022/23 is 88.33 million acres—a nearly 2.6 million-acre decrease from farmers’ planting intentions in March. Overall, this is still a gain of 1.13 million acres from 2021/22. Regionally, the Corn Belt and Delta gained 1.35 million and 0.31 million acres, respectively. In contrast, the Northern Plains lost 1.3 million acres from last year as muddy field conditions brought on by a wet spring impacted plantings. U.S. harvested acreage is projected 2.6 million acres lower than the previous forecast at 87.51 million acres.
- In July, the Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook – July 2022 was released. U.S. total sugar supply in 2021/22 is raised 214,000 short tons, raw value (STRV) from last month to 14.522 million mostly due to two USDA actions in July (table 1). On July 1, the U.S. Department of Commerce, upon the request of USDA, increased Mexico’s 2021/22 Export Limit by 135,000 STRV of raw sugar with a polarity of less than 99.5 degrees. On July 11, USDA increased the 2021/22 raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) by 99,999 STRV and extended the entry by October 31. Sugar deliveries for food use in 2021/22 is increased 150,000 STRV to 12.600 million on strong pace to date, partially offsetting the two policy-induced increase in imports. The net result is an ending stocks of 1.782 million STRV, which is 64,000 more than last month, and translates to a 14-percent stocks-to-use ratio for 2021/22.
Energy Information Administration (DOE)
- On July 29, the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update was released.
- On July 29, US Movements of Crude Oil by Rail was released.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)
- On July 23, Cattle Inventory – United States: July 1 was released. There were 98.8 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms as of July 1, 2022. Of the 98.8 million head inventory, all cows and heifers that have calved totaled 39.8 million. There are 30.4 million beef cows in the United States as of July 1, 2022, down 2% from last year. The number of milk cows in the United States decreased to 9.45 million.
National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd)
- On July 27, Student Report of Bullying: Results from the 2019 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey was released. These tables use data from the 2019 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying victimization and other variables of interest such as the reported presence of gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol, and hate-related graffiti at school; select security measures; student criminal victimization; and personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon-carrying at school.
- On July 12, Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in US Public Schools in 2019-20: Findings from the School Survey on Crime and Safety was released. During the 2019–20 school year, about 939,000 violent incidents and 487,000 nonviolent incidents occurred in U.S. public schools. Seventy percent of schools reported having at least one violent incident, and 62 percent reported having at least one nonviolent incident. Sixty percent of schools reported at least one physical attack or fight without a weapon at school. Nine percent of schools reported such an attack with a weapon. Schools in towns reported at least one incident of theft at school (38 percent) at higher rates than suburban (31 percent) and rural schools (26 percent). This rate was also higher in city schools (35 percent) than in rural schools.
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
- On July 28, Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Quarterly Estimates from the January 2021 – March 2022 NHIS was released.
- On July 20, Quarterly Provisional Estimates for Selected Causes of Death: 2019-Q4 2021 was released. The crude death rate for all causes in All States for the 3-month period ending with 2021 Q4 was 1092.6, which was lower than the crude death rate of 1142.3 in 2020 Q4. The crude death rate for all causes in All States for the 12-month period ending with 2021 Q4 was 1045.3, which was greater than the crude death rate of 1027.0 in 2020 Q4.
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF)
- On July 14, the National Survey of College Graduates – 2017 data tables were released. These tables were compiled using data from the 2017 National Survey of College Graduates (NSCG). The NSCG is a repeated cross-sectional biennial survey that collects information on the nation’s college-educated workforce. This survey is a unique source for examining the relationship between degree field and occupation, as well as examining other characteristics of college-educated individuals, including work activities, salary, and demographic information.
- On July 28, FFRDC Research and Development Expenditures: FY2021 was released. This report provides data from the 2021 Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Research and Development Survey. This survey is the primary source of information on separately accounted R&D expenditures at FFRDCs in the United States. Conducted annually for university-administered FFRDCs since FY 1953 and all FFRDCs since FY 2001, the survey collects information on R&D expenditures by source of funds and types of research and expenses. The survey is an annual census of the full population of eligible FFRDCs.
Statistics of Income Division (IRS)
- In July, Tax-Exempt Organization Excise Taxes, Calendar Year 2021 was released. The table includes organization‐level information on the types and amounts of excise taxes reported based on information from Return of Certain Excise Taxes Under Chapters 41 and 42 of the Internal Revenue Code (Form 4720).
Federal Register Notices
There were 21 federal register notices posted by federal statistical agencies June 26, 2022 to July 25, 2022. Links to each of these notices are organized by agency below.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC) – Two New Notices
|7/1/2022||Direct Investment Surveys: BE-12, Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States||Link|
|6/28/2022||Direct Investment Surveys: BE-13, Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States||Link|
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ) – 3 New Notices
|7/20/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection of eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: National Inmate Survey in Jails (NIS-4J)||Link|
|7/13/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection of eComments Requested; Withdrawal||Link|
|7/7/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection of eComments Requested; Reinstatement, With Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2022 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA)||Link|
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) – 1 New Notice
|7/1/2022||Information Collection Activities; Comment Request – proposed extension of the “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey”||Link|
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOT) – 2 New Notices
|7/18/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) Initiative||Link|
|7/8/2022||Federal Support for Local Decision-Making Public Listening Session||Link|
Census Bureau (DOC) – 3 New Notices
|7/20/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Survey of School System Finances||Link|
|7/15/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Certification of Identity (Form BC-300)||Link|
|6/29/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Questionnaire Pretesting Research||Link|
Economic Research Service (USDA) – No New Notices
Energy Information Administration (DOE) – No New Notices
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) – 1 New Notice
|7/15/2022||Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – Annual Organic Survey||Link|
National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd) – 7 New Notices
|7/22/2022||Notice of Meeting – National Assessment Governing Board||Link|
|7/21/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2023) Main Study Questionnaire Revisio||Link|
|7/14/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2023-24 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:24) Field Test-Institution Contacting and List Collection||Link|
|7/12/2022||Final Priority and Requirements-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-The Rhonda Weiss National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Data in Accessible Formats||Link|
|7/12/2022||Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-The Rhonda Weiss National Technical Assistance Center To Improve State Capacity To Collect, Report, Analyze, and Use Accurate IDEA Data in Accessible Formats||Link|
|7/12/2022||Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance||Link|
|7/1/2022||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2024 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS 2024) Main Study Recruitment and Field Test||Link|
|6/29/2022||Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods (PN) Program||Link|
National Center for Health Statistics (HHS) – 2 New Notices
|7/22/2022||National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) Committee Meeting.||Link|
|7/11/2022||National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Stored DNA Specimens; Proposed Cost Schedule and Guidelines for Proposal To Use DNA Specimens||Link|
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) – No New Notices