Buenas yan Hafa Adai!
On behalf of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, I am pleased to announce the availability of the “2015 Guam Statistical Yearbook“. Major highlights from this report include a decrease in the unemployment rate, an increase in consumer spending supported by a growth in compensation and decreases in consumer prices, and finally, record breaking tourist visitor arrivals. Here at the Bureau, we understand the importance of reliable data. It is our primary mission to ensure that you receive dependable information for use in your research, policy making, grant fund opportunities, project and business development, program monitoring and improvements, and creation of new programs and services that will benefit our island community. This report would not have been possible without the partnership and contribution of many government of Guam agencies and organizations. A heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans for their dedication and diligence in preparing this resource tool. We are confident that is report will serve your continued efforts to address or improve our neighborhoods, infrastructure, and ultimately, the quality of life for the people of Guam.