APDU Bi-Weekly – May 25, 2023



May 25, 2023


2023 APDU Data Storytelling Awards: Call for Visualizations

APDU is soliciting creative and meaningful stories driven by publicly available data (for example, data from the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics) that blend numbers, narrative, and graphics.

About the Award:

APDU is updating its long-running Data Viz Awards to emphasize the importance of storytelling to communicate trends and insights to a variety of audiences, making data more accessible for community members and decision makers.

APDU welcomes submissions from:

  • Federal, State, and Local Government
  • Non-profit and research organizations, including academic institutions
  • Private sector firms, consultancies, and advocacy groups

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023

Democratizing Labor Market Information: A Thought Piece 

By: Julia Lane, Professor at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

It has never been more important to have timely, local, and actionable data on jobs and earnings – labor market data. Just in the past three years, we have seen the need in many areas, ranging from local responses to COVID-19, to the training of workers for the jobs resulting from such investments as the $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act, and requested for AI. Also, in past decades, the mismatch between workers and jobs has been blamed for the “deaths of despair”. It’s time to expand our infrastructure to include state and local data in a way that can democratize our access to and use of labor market information.


Almost 90 Million American Adults Struggle to Make Ends Meet, Census Says

Analysis: Mayors Across the Americas Double Down on Data

Census Rejecting Some Big-City Complaints of 2020 Undercounts

Consumer Price Growth Falls to Below 5% for the First Time in Two Years

Gender Reveals: Data Shows Disparities in Child Care Roles

Immigrants Drove Majority of U.S. Labor Force Expansion in 2022

Labor Force Trends of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

Large U.S. Cities Regain Population Lost During Pandemic, Census Data Shows

President Biden Announces Intent to Nominate Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as Director of the National Institutes of Health

Social Security COLA to Drop Significantly in 2024, Senior Group Predicts

Unemployment Was at Historic Lows in 15 U.S. States Last Month

Valuable New Datasets on Race and Ethnicity From the U.S. Census Bureau





APDU Call for Visualizations

Data Storytelling Awards

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023

APDU 2023 Annual Conference

July 25 – 26, 2023

Arlington, VA


Census Bureau 

Accessing 2020 Decennial Census Demographic and Housing Characteristics Data Using data.census.gov

May 30, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Census Bureau 

American Indians and Alaska Natives and the American Community Survey

May 31, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Census Bureau 

Finding Data for the 5 Race Categories

June 8, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET


Association for Institutional Research 

2023 AIR Forum

May 30 – June 2, 2023

Cleveland, OH

National Association of County & City Health Officials

2023 NACCHO360 Annual Conference

July 10 – 13, 2023

Denver, CO

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

CE 2023 Public Use Microdata Workshop

July 18 – 20, 2023




Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Census Bureau

Energy Information Administration

National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics



Center for Data Innovation

Pew Research Center


APDU maintains a list of open calls for comment on proposed federal data collections. We periodically alert APDU members to newly added calls for comment. 

Over the last several weeks, calls for comment on the following proposed data collections were published in the Federal Register (with due date):

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Census Bureau

National Center for Education Statistics