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Economics: Finding Data
This guide is a starting point for resources relevant to Economics.
Data.Census.Gov is the Census Bureau's data access point.
It provides tools to look up, view, and deliver data, reports, tables, maps, and fact sheets on United States population, economy, and industry statistics. Large and small scale geographies, eg., states, counties, places, census tracts, and blocks can be searched.
Called the "social network for data people," this relatively new site lets you sign up and share datasets with other researchers, or download datasets that may have been manipulated or changed to be just what you need for your own research.
Historical time series data for the U.S. economy which includes daily U.S. interest rates, CPI, PPI, GDP, monetary data, exchange rates, balance of payments and more. Data may be exported into Excel or text files.
This semi-annual report from the IMF's International Capital Markets Department reports on market developments and issues. The Statistical Appendix especially includes GDP figures, capital flows (direct investment, etc.), data on the securities markets, and much more.
IBISWorld has excellent, detailed industry surveys for virtually any industry. View the tabs across the top for details on the state of the industry. View the farthest-right tab, Key Ratios, for key numbers.