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978-1-63671-002-0 • Hardback • February 2022 • $225.00 • (£173.00)
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Since 1878, Statistical Abstract (formerly published by the Census Bureau; published by ProQuest since 2013) has presented a snapshot of life in the U.S. This year's edition includes 40 new tables, including "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccinations by Week: 2020 to 2021," "Average Class Size in Public and Private Schools by Selected School Characteristics: 2018," and "Customs and Border Patrol Drug Seizures: 2018 to 2020." As in previous editions, the book begins with a guide to reading the tables, helpful for statistical newbies, and each section opens with an essay that breaks down what data is collected and how. Every one of the 1,416 tables is clearly labeled with a source. Information covered includes population; health and nutrition; labor force, employment, and earnings; construction and housing; and international statistics. The volume ends with a thorough index… [L]ibraries may wish to have the print edition on hand as a ready reference.— Booklist