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Economics and Business: Data and Statistics

General Data Sources

  Consider which government, agency or organization might collect data on your topic.
  Also consider the time period -- current or  historical -, and the format -- table to print or data to download.    

Statistical Abstract of the United States

 

Business Statistics of the United States by Courtenay M. Slater

U.S. Data Sources

data numbers


Specialized

Federal Reserve

  • ALFRED (ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data)
  • Chicago Fed National Activity Index - a "85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity ... in 4 catagories:
       production and income;
       employment, unemployment, and hours;
       personal consumption and housing;
       and sales, orders, and inventories."
    Data from a precursor are available at this site.
  • Fed In Print - Federal Reserve Economic Research
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED II) - time-series data for variables such as
     monetary aggregates, interest rates, exchange rates, banking, GDP, and consumer prices;
    1950's onwards with some prior to WWII

Helpful Links

Citing

Don't forget to cite your data sources.

APA Style Manual - ONline Data Sets

Point readers to raw data by providing a Web address (use "Retrieved from") or a general place that houses data sets on the site (use "Available from").

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2008). Indiana income limits [Data file]. Retrieved from http://www.huduser.org/Datasets/IL/IL08/in_fy2008.pdf

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