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American Community Survey (ACS)
A nationwide survey, and part of the US Census Bureau’s reengineered decennial census program, that collects annual estimates including economic, demographic, social, and housing characteristics for populations 65,000+. 2005-current.

Beige Book Archive
Gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions from each of the Federal Reserve Banks through reports from Branch and Bank managers and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. Includes statistics and published 8 times a year by the Federal Reserve Bank. 1970-current.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides national, international, regional, and industry statistics with exportable data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides labor-related statistics, including inflation, consumer spending, wages, and unemployment. Also produces the Occupational Outlook Handbook the nation’s guide to career information

Economic Report of the President
Annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and submitted to Congress. Provides an overview of the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices including trends and goals concerning topics such as employment, production, income, and Federal Budget outlays. 1995-current.

Edgar - Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC database searching companies, foreign and domestic, for registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically.

Explore Census Data
Access Census Bureau data, including releases from the American Community Survey, Economic Census, the Census and more.

FRASER - Federal Reserve Archive System for Economic Research
Preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents such as the publications of Federal Reserve Banks and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, archival materials of Fed policymakers, and statistical releases.

OECD Financial Statistics
International statistics on banking, exchange rates, markets, and more from the Organisation on Economic Co-operation and Development. Exportable data available.

USA Trade Online free; no login required
Provides access to US merchandise trade data. Current and cumulative US export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide.

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