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United States

EconStats

EconStats is an online database which pulls statistics from various official sources (BEA, Census, Federal Reserve, etc) onto one page. United States data include Government Debt and Deficits, NIPA | GDP | PCE, Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, Durable Goods, Trade, Wholesale Inventory, Housing, Construction Spending, Retail Sales, Consumer Credit, Employment, Interest Rates and major indicators.

Economics & Statistics Administration - indicators

The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) releases 12 monthly and quarterly Principal Federal Economic Indicators collected by its constituent bureaus: the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Businesses rely heavily upon these indicators to make decisions every day. In their public comments, the Secretary and ESA’s Under Secretary and Chief Economist put the indicators into a national and global economic context.

DataFinder

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.The U.S. data in PRB's DataFinder are from the U.S. Census Bureau's decennial census, American Community Survey, and population estimates. The international data in PRB's DataFinder are from several Population Reference Bureau data sheets. Additional international indicators were compiled by PRB staff, primarily using national surveys. U.S.

Federal reserve data download program (DDP)

The Data Download Program is designed to allow flexible access to data produced by the Federal Reserve Board. Most data associated with the Board's statistical releases are currently available, and more are added regularly. Users can build custom data package, or select a preformatted data package, and the data can be downloaded in CSV, Excel or XML. Topics available include bank assets and liability, business finance, exchange rate and international data, flow of funds accounts, household finance, industrial activity, interest rates, and money stock and reserve balances.

Data.gov

The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Data.gov includes searchable catalogs that provide access to "raw" datasets and various tools. In the "raw" data catalog, you may access data in XML, Text/CSV, KML/KMZ, Feeds, XLS, or ESRI Shapefile formats. The catalog of tools links you to sites that include data mining and extraction tools and widgets. Datasets and tools available on Data.gov are searchable by category, agency, keyword, and/or data format.

County business patterns (CBP)

County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Data from 2004-present are available in AmericanFactfinder - historic data tables are provided on the Census Bureau website

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - Common Core of Data (CCD)

The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data are supplied by state education agency officials and include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures.

U.S. census of population and housing

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the United States' people and economy. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. Questions include name, gender, race, ethnicity and whether respondent sometimes live somewhere else.

CDC WONDER

The CDC Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) is a directory of databases related to health, which includes data on AIDS, birth, cancer, environment, mortality, population as well as morbidity and mortality tables. Data available by year, state, region, age group, sex, ethnicity. Annual data, years covered vary.

Business and industrial R&D data

This series reviews trends in research and development (R&D) activities of the US business sector. Beginning with 2008, data were collected using the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), successor to the Survey of Industrial Research and Development. The reports provide national estimates of the expenditures on R&D performed within the United States by industrial firms, whether U.S. or foreign owned.