:: Economics & Statistics
Economic Data & Indicators
Census Bureau publication, provides annual detailed geographic, industry, and other information for U.S. business establishments.
Offers statistics of business and personal bankruptcy filings. Includes annual and quarterly statistics for U.S. and major metropolitan statistical area.
Includes many important national, international, and regional economic indicators.
Consumer Price Indexes, Comparative Living Costs, Producer Price Indexes, and other statistical resources, from the University of Michigan.
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.
Provides current statistics of household income, poverty and other economic indicators.
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.
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.
FreeLunch.com contains the web’s largest collection of free economic, financial and industry data.
Includes links to many leading economic indicators, consumer confidence index, and other business cycle indicators.
Economic and Financial data from the FRB of St. Louis
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.
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 exchange rates for 164 currencies from January 1, 1970 through current day.
Adjusts to any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800-2007.
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.
See how much money you would have to make to maintain your current standard of living in another city.
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.
Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. Cities and Canadian and international cities.
Statistics & Demographics
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 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.
Quick and easy access to facts and statistics about people, business, and geography.
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.
Timely and objective information on U.S. and International population trends and their implications.
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.
Trade statistics issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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
This site is good for financial and economic data, demographic information and California’s budget.
This is the 47th edition of the California Statistical Abstract, a compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State.
Contains information about the Unclaimed Property Program and provides the forms you need when filing a claim for unclaimed property.