U.S. Census Bureau December 24: U.S. Toy Makers

WASHINGTON, December 24, 2013 -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America - Tuesday, December 24th. This is Christmas Eve, a time of gathering families close together and to wind down from the hectic weeks of shopping and mailing. But it also a night of wrapping presents, especially toys - some of which have to be put together. Some parents will discover to their dismay that some treasure has been overlooked, or that batteries are not included with their purchases and head out into the cold, hoping to find an open store with the right solutions. Santa's elves get plenty of help for U.S. toy makers. There are 525 enterprises across the country producing games, toys and children's vehicles. These businesses employ over 7,300 workers. And Santa's sleigh is also burdened with around $10 billion worth of imported toys, the greatest part of which is from China.

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