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The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic condition of the U.S. It is published by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. The new 2001 edition is now available from the National Technical Information Service.
Highlights from this year's edition include:
* New Tables for Water Quality, National Health Expenditures, Advanced Telecommunications in Private
Schools, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Job Search Methods, Pesticides, Pharmaceutical Preparations and E-Commerce
* More data from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing
* Reorganization of 1997 Economic Census data into appropriate sections, to changes ineconomic data collection methods to correspond to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2001 is available from NTIS, call 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000 in hardbound cover for $45, quote order number PB2001-965301KRW, or in softbound cover for $37, quote order number PB2001-965801KRW. A $5 handling fee is added to each total order, no additional charge for shipping. Order online at http://www.ntis.gov/product/statistical-abstract.htm .