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FEDSTATS Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (OMB)
Great jumping off place for current statistics of all kinds. This site is intended to provide easy access to more than 70 Federal Government agency produced statistics.

Social Statistics Briefing Room White House
Current statistics from the government.

Economics Statistics Briefing Room White House
Current statistics from the government.

Statistical Abstract of the United States -1878 to present Bureau of the Census
Over 1400 tables and graphs of national and state data. It is a comprehensive summary of the social, political, and social organizations of the U.S. Includes the Historical Statistics of the U.S., Colonial Times to 1970.
The latest print copy is located at the Research & Information Services desk. Older editions are kept in the Government Publications department.


Census Bureau Web Site
Megasite for Census publications. The site has contains the Decennial Census 1990 & 2000, American Community Survey, population projections, economic indicators such as housing starts, manufacturing and trade inventories, and retail sales. Summaries from the Census of Agriculture, Economic Census and Census of Government Press releases and Census Bureau specialists' e-mail addresses as well as information on local offices.

American Factfinder
U.S. Bureau of Census's interface for distributing the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population & Housing, the Economic Census, and the American Community Survey.

Population Projections Census
State and National

Census Data Locator:1990 University of Michigan
Step-by-step guide to identifying variables, geography and corresponding print, CD-ROM, magnetic tape or Internet source for 1990 Census data. Lists geographic terms, definitions and provides 100% and sample data elements to help the user determine which summary tape file is appropriate for their use.

Historic Census Information 1790-1860 University of Virginia
The data here describe the people and economy of the United States between 1790 and 1860. Data are available for any county in most states during this time period. Great searchable database.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series University of Minnesota
1850-1990, large data sets which need SPS, SAS or Stata.

Regional Economic Information System
Income, employment by industry and regional economic profiles, 1969-2005. Data is for states, counties, and metropolitan areas. Census printed publications and CD-ROMS are available in the Government Publications Department as well as tract and block numbering areas. CD-ROMs provide faster retrieval time for census data as files are extremely large for searching on the Internet.

County and City Data Book 2007
Data such as population, crime, education and housing for the largest 77 cities. A print copy with more geographic coverage is located at the Research & Information Services desk. Older editions kept in the Government Publications department.

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Economics Statistics Briefing Room White House
Current statistics from the government.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Current and historical economic data includes employment, productivity and prices. Keyword search of site available.

County Business Patterns Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau site has 1993 - 1997 data to the 4 digit SIC code. Information includes employment and payroll data for the U.S., states, and counties. The University of Virginia site has data from 1977 to 1995 by two-digit SIC codes. County Business Patterns, 1964 to 1995 is available in print in the Government Publications Department. Also available on CD-ROM in the Government Publications Department

Current Industrial Reports Department of Commerce
Production data for U.S. manufacturing industries. Data can be monthly, quarterly, or annual. 1993 data to date. Printed reports until 1993, when the documents ceased in print format, are available in the Government Publications Department.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Press releases on employment, earnings, and collective bargaining. Time series usually from the mid-80's and current monthly statistics on unemployment rate, prices, productivity and earnings. Creates tables. State and local (MSA) data.

State and Area Current Employment Statistics BLS

Local Area Unemployment Series BLS

NBER Macro History Data Base National Bureau of Economic Research
Time series of monthly, quarterly, or annual U.S. economic indicators from approximately 1900-1960.

Economic Time Series Page UAB
Hundreds of mostly U.S. economic time series; some beginning in the 1940's.

Consumer Price Index BLS
What *is* a dollar worth? CPI Calculator (price deflator/inflator) and CPI from 1913. Handy.

FRED Federal Reserve Bank
Mortgage, treasury bills and prime rate, price indexes, exchange rates, historical to current.

Database of corporate information.

Beige Book Federal Reserve District of Minneapolis
Economic conditions in the Reserve districts.

STAT-USA Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce subscription service for searching the National Trade Data Bank and Economic Bulletin Board. Free in-house use is provided in the Government Publications Department and many other federal depository libraries. Includes access to thousands of files covering trade statistics, overseas contacts, market research, procurement information and more. The EBB provides data from the Federal Reserve as well as economic data from the BEA and business information from the Department of Commerce.

United States Budget
Download in PDF or Spreadsheet.

Economic Report of the President GPO Gate, UC
PDF files are sectioned for fast retrieval.

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Statistical Resources on the Web: Comprehensive Economics University of Michigan
One of many comprehensive guides to statistics at this site.

Sources of Socioeconomic Data for Economic Development
Links to over 125 data sources. Mostly government sites but public and private are included, a few fee-based.

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Census of Agriculture
Agriculture information by state, county and zip code for 1840-2002.

Agricultural Statistics, 1995+ U.S. Department of Agriculture
Contains production, supplies, costs, etc. beginning 1984.

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Digest of Education Statistics
Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.

National Center for Educational Statistics
Comprehensive site for the collection and analysis of educational statistics.

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Energy Statistics U.S. Department of Energy
Press releases, Annual Energy Outlook with projections and analyses of energy supply, demand, and prices forecast. Also many large compressed files. Good links to other energy resources.

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Overview of Entitlement Programs
This source, commonly called "The Green Book," provides statistics on federal entitlement programs, including AFDC, Medicare, and Social Security.

Social Security Administration - State Statistics Fact Sheets

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
Weekly articles on death, accidents and disease, 1993+ Print version in Government Publications Department.

National Center for Health Statistics Center for Disease Control
News releases on natality, marriage, disease, mortality, and selected health-related subjects. Includes issues of Monthly Vital Statistics and data from Surveys. Includes files to download for use with Adobe Acrobat

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)
A comprehensive statistical database on cancer incidence, mortality and morbidity.

MEDLINEplus Health Statistics
A consumer/patient site with medical statistical information.


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