U.S. Economy & Business Environment

Economic Data & Statistics

  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers
    Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research in a scientific manner, and without policy recommendations, among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
  • Bloomberg
  • Federal Reserve Bank: Economic Research (FRED)
    Download, graph, and track 240000 economic time series from 76 sources.
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: Beige Book
    Anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    Source of US economic statistics including national income and product accounts (NIPAs), gross domestic product & more.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce: Economics & Statistics Administration
    Bureau within the U.S. Dept. of Commerce where economic & social changes are chronicled, understood & explained.
  • U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Contains snapshots of national (and sometimes state and regional) data for more than 100 industries, organized by NAICS.
  • U.S. Government Publishing Office: Economic Indicators
    Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
  • EconData.net
    1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, pointers to the Web’s premiere data collections, and our own list of the ten best sites for finding regional economic data.
  • FedStats
    Full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.
  • Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
    The Levy Institute disseminates its findings through publications, conferences, workshops, seminars, congressional testimony, and other activities to an international audience of public officials, private sector executives, academics, and the general public.
  • Statista
    Provides immediate access to over one million statistics and facts.
  • ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
    See sections 13 & 14 on Income, Expenditures, Poverty, and Wealth & Pricing.
  • IBISWorld
    Contains hundreds of industry analysis reports, both current and historical, with economic, demographic, and government information compiled by economists and industry experts and features Industry Research Reports, Industry Risk Rating Reports, Global Industry Research Reports, and Business Environment Report

Books & E-books