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A Guide to International and U.S. Statistics Sources: Economy
Formerly, "Statistics Sources for the Social Sciences"
US Data Sources
Major Compendia and Indexes -- US, State, City
Archived Government Data
Income & Poverty
Politics and Government
Polling and Public Opinion
Population, Housing, etc. (US Census Guide)
State Census Data -- Historical
International Data Sources
Compendia, Indexes and Portals
Conflict & Security data
Economic and Financial Statistics
Economic Development Indicators, Foreign Aid and Direct Investment
International Social Indicators
International Social Surveys
Industry Research Using the Economic Census: How to Find It, How to Use It
Boettcher, Jennifer C. and Leonard M. Gaines
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
National, Regional, Industry and International accounts in fixed tables as well as interactive (custom) tables;
Includes Local Area Personal Income & Employment.
Economic Indicators -- Census Bureau
Current statistics and historical data (coverage varies by survey);
Most of the statistics are presented at the National Level,
but some also include US regions.
Economic data for states, metros, counties, cities, and ZIP Codes.
Economic Census Products - US
For a variety of census products pertaining to the US economy.
A guide to
regional economic data
available on the web, including the "ten best sites" for finding regional economic data.
Please note: The economic census is conducted every 5 years. Select "Advanced" and the Surveys to search the surveys directly.
NASBO (National Association of State Budget Officers), Fiscal Survey of States
The survey presents aggregate and individual data on the states’ general fund receipts, expenditures, and balances for all 50 states.
FRED Federal Reserve Economic Data
Regional and national financial and economic data.
Historical data is revised and updated.
Note: Use ALFRED (Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data), below, to retrieve unrevised historical versions of data, as recorded at the time.
ALFRED - Archival Federal Economic Reserve Data
Unrevised historical versions of data, as recorded at the time.
Note: You can access ALFRED data from search results in
FRED has more robust searching capabilities.
Not all of the historical economic publications have been added to ALFRED. Lower-use items are still only available as print publications or, as pdfs from
United States Census Bureau, Center for Economic Studies (CES)
"... business and workforce public–use data products from existing census, survey, and administrative data."
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