WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
Profile America —Monday, October 17th. Today is the second day of National Chemistry Week, an annual event held to raise public awareness of chemistry in the modern world. Coordinated by the American Chemical Society, the effort involves businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. This year's theme is "Solving Mysteries through Chemistry", an examination of the chemistry of fibers and forensics. The Chemical Society's efforts extend beyond a single week, through outreach and lesson plans for students at all levels of schooling. The social gain comes after such education, as the chemical manufacturing industry in the U.S. employs some 715,000 people in its 13,000 establishments. Annual revenues come to nearly $790 billion. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Occasion/accessed 8/4/2016: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw/about.html
Outreach/accessed 8/4/2016: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources.html
Chemical manufacturing employment and revenues/NAICS 325:
Establishments/NAICS 325: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/BP/2014/00A1//naics~325
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau