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Electronic Resources for Statistics
Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States is an online database of statistics, tables, charts, and other quantitative data covering the history of the United States. Census data from 1790 to 2000 is the source for the data.
The United States Census Bureau provides data about the nation’s people and economy.
Using Census Information
Modernizing the U.S. Census is an open-access book available from the National Academies Press' website.
Click here to access the book.
Use these links to find uses of census data for the following industries:
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Information on U.S. labor economics.
Reports from the office responsible for collecting population, economic and housing data within the United States.
CIA World Factbook
Country information and statistics. Continuously updated.
Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.
The information and services department of the U.S. government.
Create custom graphs comparing different countries' data from the CIA World Factbook.
Free dataset from the Organsation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Covers "social, political, and economic organization of the United States." Organized by topic.
Tarrif and Trade Dataweb
From the U.S. International Trade Commission. import and export data for international business.