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Economic Data & Indicators

County Business Patterns

Census Bureau publication, provides annual detailed geographic, industry, and other information for U.S. business establishments.

Bankruptcy Statistics – (American Bankruptcy Institute)

Offers statistics of business and personal bankruptcy filings. Includes annual and quarterly statistics for U.S. and major metropolitan statistical area.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Includes many important national, international, and regional economic indicators.

Cost of Living Resources on the Web

Consumer Price Indexes, Comparative Living Costs, Producer Price Indexes, and other statistical resources, from the University of Michigan.

The Beige Book: Current Economic Conditions (Federal Reserve Board)

So called because of its beige cover, this report is published eight times a year. Each of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks collects information on current economic conditions through interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.

Census Bureau’s Economic Briefing Room

Provides current statistics of household income, poverty and other economic indicators.

Economic Census

The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level. Results from the 2007 Economic Census will be published during 2009 and 2010. For more information on the 2007 Economic Census, see business.census.gov.

Consumer Price Indexes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics official site on consumer price index.


Comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research. Includes data from the Federal Reserve, Census Bureau, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, LOBOR, and Trade Associations and Private Companies.

Economy.com: Free Lunch

FreeLunch.com contains the web’s largest collection of free economic, financial and industry data.

Business Cycle Indicators of the Conference Board

Includes links to many leading economic indicators, consumer confidence index, and other business cycle indicators.

Federal Reserve Economic Data

Economic and Financial data from the FRB of St. Louis

Financial Forecast Center

Freely available forecasts of stock indexes, stock prices, interest and money rates, foreign exchange rates, and other economic indicators/



Makes it easy to calculate mortgage rates, credit card or car payments, amortization tables, etc. Lots of advice on getting and staying out of debt, investing and managing your money.

Foreign Exchange Rates (Daily)

Daily updates of the Federal Reserve’s foreign exchange rate. Link (www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/hist) to historical data going back to 1989.

Currency Site

Currency exchange rates for 164 currencies from January 1, 1970 through current day.

Inflation Calculator

Adjusts to any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800-2007.

How much is that?

Have you ever wondered what the “worth” of a U.S. dollar or a British Pound was in 1907? Or what something purchased years ago with pounds would be worth in dollars today? These and a multitude of other questions can be answered using these calculations.

Cost of Living Calculator

See how much money you would have to make to maintain your current standard of living in another city.

Current Value of Old Money

How much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today? This site offers links to answer that question for U.S. Canada, UK and Europe.

Salary Calculator: Relocation, Cost of Living, Real Estate

Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. Cities and Canadian and international cities.

Statistics & Demographics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Government’s fact-finding agency for measuring the economy by collecting data about the economic and social conditions of the nation. Use the “At a Glance Statistics” tables to quickly retrieve current and historical data.


Easy to access statistics and information produced by more than a hundred federal government agencies. Searchable by topic or agency.

Statistical Abstracts of the United States 1878-2008

Statistical Abstract data present here ranges from our most recent edition to the historical abstracts throughout the decades. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (free from Adobe web site) as all material is in PDF format.

U.S. Census Bureau: State & County Quick Facts

Quick and easy access to facts and statistics about people, business, and geography.

American Fact Finder

View, print and download statistics about population, housing, industry and business. Using Fact Finder, you can also find U.S. Census Bureau products, create reference and thematic maps, and search for specific data.

Population Reference Bureau

Timely and objective information on U.S. and International population trends and their implications.

American Time Use Survey

Measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, commuting, and socializing. Estimates show the kinds of activities people do and the time spent doing them by sex, age, education, labor force, etc.

Foreign Trade Statistics

Trade statistics issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Industry, Trade & the Economy: Data & Analysis (ITA)

The Office of Trade & Economic Analysis offers Global Data Links, U.S. Foreign Trade Highlights, State Export Data, and many other trade statistics.

California Economics & Statistics

State of California – Department of Finance

This site is good for financial and economic data, demographic information and California’s budget.

California Statistical Abstract

This is the 47th edition of the California Statistical Abstract, a compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State.

California State Controller’s Office – Bureau of Unclaimed Property

Contains information about the Unclaimed Property Program and provides the forms you need when filing a claim for unclaimed property.