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General Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/) 

Provides composite view of the nation’s economy based on measures of inflation, consumer spending, productivity, wages, demographics, employment rates, etc.


Current Index to Statistics (CIS) (http://www.statindex.org/CIS/query) 

A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The records do not include abstracts or full-text. The database contains references to approximately 182,000 articles in 1400 journals; 42,000 articles in edited books; and 12,000 books. Coverage varies, but ranges between 1975 to the present.


FedStats (http://www.fedstats.gov/) 

Gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies. Search by agency, geographic region or topic.


Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org/) 

Provides timely and objective information on US and international population trends and their implications. They publish the World Population Data Sheet  which looks at population projections and measures such as GDP, birth, death and fertility rates, contraception use, marriage data, etc.


US Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/) 

The source for social, demographic and economic information of US population. The Census offers the following useful resources:


  • American Fact Finder (http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en) 

    Provides fast access to demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics for a specified geographic location.

  • Subjects A to Z Index (http://www.census.gov/main/www/a2z/) 

    Provides access to statistics by topic area.

  • Map Stats (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html) 

    Provides a tool for viewing statistical information by state and county.

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