January 2023 Stakeholder Report
FCSM Call for Abstracts: February 6
The call for abstracts for the 2023 FCSM Conference will be announced on February 6. Abstracts will be due by April 3, 2023. FCSM seeks abstracts that address advances in credible and accurate survey and statistical methodologies from both research and policy perspectives. Abstract should be limited to 200 words. Submissions may address but are not limited to the following topics of importance to the Federal Statistical System:
- Applied statistics
- Bayesian methods
- Data collection
- Data dissemination
- Data linkage
- Data processing
- Data quality
- Data science
- Establishment surveys
- Estimation and inference
- Privacy and disclosure control
- Questionnaire design
- Statistical computing
- Survey sampling and weighting
Policy Submissions: Abstracts should discuss a statistical policy topic and discuss the implications or impacts observed thus far and may raise questions or issues without having a definitive answer.
Research Submissions: Abstracts should present research studies and findings related to the topics listed above. Submissions should not simply describe a data collection program or be highly specialized.
Organized Session Submissions: An organized session submission should include 3 or 4 papers, a discussant and a chair. Organized sessions with both research and policy presentations will be given priority when the program is assembled.
Submission forms can be found on the FCSM2023 website.
- For conference information, or to be included on the mailing list, email email@example.com
- For questions on abstract submissions or the program, contact the Program Chair, Jeffrey Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Initial Proposals for Revising the Federal Race and Ethnicity Standards
A federal register notice seeking public input on proposed revisions to the federal race and ethnicity standards has been published. Public comments will be received up until April 12, 2023. I highly encourage you to review the proposed revisions and offer your feedback. Keep in mind that these are initial proposals as it is still early in the process of revising the standards. The target for completing the revisions is Summer 2024.
The initial proposals include:
- Collecting race and ethnicity together with a single question;
- Adding a response category for Middle Eastern and North African, separate and distinct from the “White” category; and
- Updating SPD 15’s terminology, definitions, and question wording.
Review the initial proposals and submit comments at the Federal Register.
A statement from Dr. Karin Orvis can be found at The White House website.
Dr. Orvis’s statement reads, in part: “As we consider these recommendations, we want to hear directly from the American people. Input from non-governmental stakeholders and the public will help guide the Working Group as it continues to refine and finalize its recommendations. We encourage everyone to provide your personal thoughts and reactions on these proposals, including how you believe they may affect different communities, by April 12, 2023.”
For more information, visit the Interagency Technical Working Group on Race and Ethnicity Standards site.
COPAFS Quarterly Meeting: March 3
COPAFS will hold its next Quarterly Meeting on Friday, March 3, 2023. The meeting will be virtual and the agenda will be available in February.
Population Association of America Applied Demography Conference: February 7-9
PAA will hold its Applied Demography Conference on February 7-9, 2023 in Annapolis, MD. For more information, please click here.
39th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference: March 28-30
NABE will hold its annual conference in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton on March 28-30, 2023. The theme for the conference is “Orienting Policy for a Polarized World”. For more information, please click here.
AERA 2023 Annual Meeting: April 13-16
AERA will hold its annual meeting in Chicago, IL on April 13-16. The theme for the conference is “Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth”. For more information, please click here.
AAPOR 78th Annual Conference: May 10-12
AAPOR will hold its annual conference In Philadelphia, PA at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on May 10-12. The conference theme is, “Working Together: The Essential Role of Public Opinion Research in Collaborative Science”. For more information, please click here.
IASSIST 48th Annual Conference: May 30 – June 2
IASSIST will hold its 48th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA on May 30 – June 2. The theme for the conference is, “Diversity in Research: Social Justice from Data”. For more information, please click here.
SAVE THE DATE!
The 2023 FCSM Research and Policy Conference will be held October 24-26, 2023 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in College Park, MD.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC)
- On January 27, Personal Income and Outlays, December 2022 was released. Personal income increased $49.5 billion (0.2 percent) in December. Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $49.2 billion (0.3 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) decreased $41.6 billion (0.2 percent). The PCE price indexincreased 0.1 percent. Excluding food and energy, the PCE price index increased 0.3 percent. Real DPI increased 0.2 percent in December and Real PCE decreased 0.3 percent; goods decreased 0.9 percent and services were unchanged.
- On January 5, US International Trade in Goods and Services, November 2022 was released. The goods and services deficit was $61.5 billion in November, down $16.3 billion from $77.8 billion in October, revised.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ)
- On January 25, Victim Service Providers in US Counties, 2017 was released. In 2017, approximately 12,200 victim service providers (VSPs) operated in the United States. VSPs were defined as organizations that served victims of crime or abuse as their primary function or had dedicated staff or programs to serve victims. VSPs included organizations that identified as nonprofit or faith-based; governmental; hospital, medical, or emergency; campus; tribal; or some other type. The existence of VSPs in U.S. counties ranged from a rate of 0 per 100,000 county residents to 177 per 100,000. For example, Harris County, Texas (which includes the city of Houston) had a rate of 1.3 VSPs per 100,000 county residents while Maricopa County, Arizona (which includes the city of Phoenix) had a rate of 2.3 per 100,000 residents.
- On January 31, Substantiated Incidents of Sexual Victimization Reported by Adult Correctional Authorities, 2016-2018 was released. Half of both inmate-on-inmate and staff-on-inmate sexual victimization incidents occurred in an area not under video surveillance. There were 2,886 victims of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization and 2,496 victims of staff-on-inmate sexual victimization in adult correctional facilities. About 25% of victims of inmate-on-inmate nonconsensual sexual acts and 43% of victims of abusive sexual contact were female.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
- On January 31, the Employment Cost Index – December 2022 was released. Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 1.0 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in December 2022. Wages and salaries increased 1.0 percent and benefit costs increased 0.8 percent from September 2022. Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 5.1 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2022 and increased 4.0 percent in December 2021. Wages and salaries increased 5.1 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2022 and increased 4.5 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2021. Benefit costs increased 4.9 percent over the year and increased 2.8 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2021.
- On January 25, Business Employment Dynamics – Second Quarter 2022 was released. From March 2022 to June 2022, gross job gains from opening and expanding private-sector establishments were 8.3 million, a decrease of 185,000 jobs from the previous quarter. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private-sector establishments were 8.5 million, an increase of 1.6 million jobs from the previous quarter. The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment loss of 287,000 jobs in the private sector during the second quarter of 2022.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT)
- On January 24, North American Transborder Freight, September 2022 was released. Total transborder freight: $133.9 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 22.6% compared to September 2021. Freight between the U.S. and Canada totaled $66.5 billion, up 22.3% from September 2021. Freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $67.4 billion, up 23.0% from September 2021.
Census Bureau (DOC)
- On January 31, the beginning of data collection for the 2022 Economic Census was announced. Businesses across the nation will begin receiving invitations to respond online to the economic census and will have until March 15 to submit their responses. The economic census is the U.S. government’s official 5-year measure of American businesses and the economy. The first phase of the 2022 Economic Census began October 24, 2022, with a request for North American Industry Classification System information from selected small businesses. The economic census is sent to over 4 million businesses (including large, medium and small companies) to collect a range of operational and performance data. These businesses are representative of most industries and geographies in the United States and Island Areas.
- On January 26, Migration statistics from the 2016-2020 ACS were released. The 5-year data provide estimates of in-migration, out-migration and net migration of movers and nonmovers between origin and destination of these geographies. The Census Flows Mapper tool has been updated to include data from the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year county-level migration flows. The Census Flows Mapper is a web-mapping application that allows users to view and save migration flows data in the United States. Maps can be sorted and customized by current and previous datasets, type of migration flow, colors, and range of movers.
Economic Research Service (USDA)
- On January 5, A Disaggregated View of Market Concentration in the Food Retail Industry was released. The study finds significant increases in food retailing market concentration measured by the Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI) in the United States over the last three decades at the national, State, MSA, and county levels. Food retailing market concentration at the county level is considerably higher than at the national, State, and MSA levels.
Energy Information Administration (DOE)
- On January 26, State Energy Data System: 2021 was released. New releases of energy consumption, price, and expenditure estimates by energy source. A set of updateddata files is presented under Data files. The “2021P” in the data_status field indicates that these are “in progress” estimates generated from the 2021 data cycle. These files incorporate the latest estimates and revisions that have been processed in SEDS. They are updated every time a new set of SEDS estimates is released.
- On January 17, Russia’s Energy Overview, 2021 was released. In 2021, Russia was the third-largest energy producer and energy consumer in the world. Russia’s proved oil reserves were 80 billion barrels as of January 1, 2023. Russian firms Rosneft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegas, Gazprom, and Tatneft account for a majority of total crude oil production. The Russian government released its Energy Strategy to 2035 in June 2020. The strategy seeks to diversify energy exports, modernize energy infrastructure, increase national competitiveness, and accelerate innovation and digitalization within its energy system, particularly in the Arctic region. Russia is prioritizing exports and revenue.
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA)
- On January 31, the All Cattle and Calves Inventory: January 1 was released. There were 89.3 million head of cattle and calves on U.S. farms as of Jan. 1, 2023, according to the Cattle report. Of the 89.3 million head inventory, all cows and heifers that have calved totaled 38.3 million. There are 28.9 million beef cows in the United States as of Jan. 1, 2023, down 4% from last year. The number of milk cows in the United States increased to 9.40 million.
- The 2022 Census of Agriculture deadline for response is February 6. Last month, NASS mailed the Census of Agriculture questionnaires to every known ag producer in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Conducted just once every five years, the ag census provides a complete account of the nation’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Responding to the Census of Agriculture is required by federal law under Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113. The same law requires NASS to keep all individual operations’ information confidential, use the data for statistical purposes only, and publish the data in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation.
National Center for Education Statistics (IES)
- On January 31, the High School Counseling and College Financial Aid Data Point was released. This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), a national study of more than 23,000 ninth-graders in 2009. Students answered surveys between 2009 and 2016. College transcripts and financial aid records were collected in 2017–18 in the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study and Student Financial Aid Records Collection (PETS-SR).This Data Point investigates whether students who expected to go to college after high school meet with a high school counselor about financial aid and completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and if meetings and completion vary varied by parental education. It also describes whether students who meet with a high school counselor about financial aid received need-based or merit-based grants in college.
National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
- On January 31, Births: Final Data for 2021 was released. A total of 3,664,292 births were registered in the United States in 2021, up 1% from 2020. The general fertility rate rose 1% from 2020 to 56.3 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 2021. The birth rate for females aged 15–19 fell 7% between 2020 and 2021; birth rates declined 3% for women aged 20–24 and rose 2% to 5% for women aged 25–44. The total fertility rate rose 1% to 1,664.0 births per 1,000 women in 2021.
- On January 26, Diagnosed Allergic Conditions in Adults: US, 2021 was released. In 2021, 25.7% of adults had a seasonal allergy, 7.3% had eczema, and 6.2% had a food allergy. The percentage of adults with a seasonal allergy was higher in non-Hispanic White adults compared with Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic Asian adults. Women (8.9%) were more likely to have eczema compared with men (5.7%).
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF)
- On January 30, Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023 was released. The U.S. STEM workforce gradually diversified between 2011 and 2021, with increased representation of women and underrepresented minorities—Hispanics or Latinos, Blacks or African Americans, and American Indians or Alaska Natives. In 2021, among people ages 18 to 74 years, women made up half (51%) of the total U.S. population and about a third (35%) of people employed in STEM occupations. In 2021, nearly a quarter (24%) of individuals in the U.S. workforce were employed in STEM occupations.
Statistics of Income Division (IRS)
- In January, Estate Tax Data, Calendar Year 2019 and Historical Table 17 Updates were released. Six tables presenting the estate tax data for year-of-death 2019 estate tax decedents are now available on SOI’s Tax Stats webpage. These tables provide data on gross estates and their composition, deductions, tax, and information on the age, sex, and marital status of decedents, and whose at-death gross assets, the “gross estate,” exceed the filing threshold. SOI collects these data from United States Estate (and Generation Skipping Transfer) Tax Returns (Forms 706) filed in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for the vast majority of estates whose decedents died in Calendar Year 2019. This study is part of SOI’s Individual Income Tax Statistics program, and the data from the study are also used to produce SOI’s Personal Wealth Statistics.
Federal Register Notices
There were 23 federal register notices posted by federal statistical agencies from December 26, 2022 to January 25, 2023. Links to each of these notices are organized by agency below.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (DOC) – 7 New Notices
|1/25/2023||BE-9: Quarterly Survey of Foreign Airline Operators’ Revenues and Expenses in the United States||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-30: Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-185: Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Foreign Persons||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-125: Quarterly Survey of Transactions in Selected Services and Intellectual Property With Foreign Persons||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-29: Annual Survey of Foreign Ocean Carriers’ Expenses in the United States||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-45: Quarterly Survey of Insurance Transactions by U.S. Insurance Companies With Foreign Persons||Link|
|1/25/2023||BE-37: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Airline Operators’ Foreign Revenues and Expenses||Link|
Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ) – No New Notices
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL) – 1 New Notice
|1/9/2023||Data Users Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations||Link|
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (DOT) – 2 New Notices
|1/23/2023||Agency Information Collection Activity; Notice To Continue To Collect: Confidential Close Call Transit Data for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)||Link|
|1/18/2023||Agency Information Collection Activity; Notice To Continue To Collect: Confidential Close Call Transit Data for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)||Link|
Census Bureau (DOC) – 4 New Notices
|1/23/2023||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Business Survey||Link|
|1/20/2023||2020 Census Tribal Consultation||Link|
|1/13/2023||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Monthly Retail Surveys||Link|
|12/29/2022||2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications||Link|
Economic Research Service (USDA) – No New Notices
Energy Information Administration (DOE) – 2 New Notices
|1/13/2023||Agency Information Collection Extension – The Coal Markets Reporting System (CMRS)||Link|
|1/13/2023||Agency Information Collection Proposed Extension – FE-746R “Natural Gas Imports and Exports”||Link|
National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA) – 1 New Notice
|1/4/2023||Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection – Aquaculture Surveys||Link|
National Center for Education Statistics (DOEd) – 5 New Notices
|1/25/2023||Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional, and International Studies||Link|
|1/23/2023||Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Teacher and Principal Survey of 2023-2024 (NTPS 2023-24) Data Collection||Link|
|1/18/2023||Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Longitudinal, Cross-Sectional, and International Studies||Link|
|1/17/2023||Eligibility Designations and Applications for Waiving Eligibility Requirements; Programs Under Parts A and F of Title III and Programs Under Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended (HEA)||Link|
|1/3/2023||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; School Pulse Panel 2023-24 Preliminary Field Activities||Link|
National Center for Health Statistics (HHS) – 1 New Notice
|1/11/2023||Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics||Link|
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF) – No New Notice
Office of Research, Evaluation & Statistics (SSA) – No New Notices
Statistics of Income Division (IRS) – No New Notices