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Business: Economics & Economic Data: U. S. Economic Indicators: GDP,CPI, etc.
Major Publications include: Occupational Outlook Handbook Beyond The Numbers Monthly Labor Review Online Compensation and Working Conditions Online Occupational Outlook Quarterly The Editor's Desk Career Guide to Industries Economic News Releases Spotlight on Statistics
The Data-Planet repository of statistical content currently holds more than 5,000 datasets containing billions of data points presented in 2+ billion views of data (maps, trends, tables, rankings). All of the data have been standardized, structured, and described with 37 fields of metadata and controlled editorial descriptions. Data-Planet products enable users to find and identify a statistical time series; view it as a table, chart, map, or graph; generate data overlays from multiple sources; or retrieve a citable piece of data and use it in their workflow and work product.
The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.
IPUMS is provided by the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, and they also provide resources to harmonize the data to help user's analyzing change over time. IPUMS is a popular external resource where you could download the files without charge.
With the cooperation and assistance of the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), the Upjohn Institute is serving as the data repository for many research and evaluation projects sponsored by the USDOL. Data from these projects (along with specific information related to the data) and final reports are offered via download at no charge. Abstracts, executive summaries, and listings of the contents of the data downloads are available below as html or pdf files.
Provides historical data sets for U.S. economic indicators gathered by the Federal Reserve banks. Includes daily interest rates, monetary indicators, balance of payments, etc. Also available is vintage economic data through ALFRED and mapped data through GeoFRED.
This living wage calculator is developed by a MIT professor to estimate the cost of living in your community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
A primary source of statistical information of all kinds, this annual publication contains data from both the federal government and many private organizations. Check the table footnotes for publications where additional information can be found.
The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is normally a triennial cross-sectional survey of U.S. families. The survey data include information on families’ balance sheets, pensions, income, and demographic characteristics. Information is also included from related surveys of pension providers and the earlier such surveys conducted by the Federal Reserve Board. No other study for the country collects comparable information. Data from the SCF are widely used, from analysis at the Federal Reserve and other branches of government to scholarly work at the major economic research centers.
BEA's interactive data application is the one stop shop for accessing BEA data on the fly. The interactive application makes it easier to access and use our statistics by providing a common look and feel for users accessing national, international, regional or industry statistics.
Where to find government data during most Federal Gov. websites' shutdown
When there was a lapse in government funding, several government data websites (for instance Census.gov) would be unavailable until further notice. This might cause inconvenience for your research.