Basic Economic Security Tables™Index (BEST)

The Basic Economic Security Tables™ Index (BEST), developed by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), reports that in 2010, a family of four consisting of two working adults, a preschooler and a school age child required $67,920 to provide for basic needs and aquire the assets needed for economic security.  According to the U.S. Department of […]

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Kids Count DATA CENTER

The Kids Count DATA CENTER is the place to start if you are looking data on child well-being.  Developed by the Ann E. Casey Foundation, this site provides easy access to data on the demographics, economic well-being, family structure, health and safety of children.  Data can be obtained  at the state, county, community, school district […]

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STATS America

STATS America is an easy to use resource for a wide variety of data from many different sources (i.e. U.S. Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics). Data profiles on population, housing, income and labor are easily accessible at the state, county, and metro levels. Not only does STATS America compile data from many public and […]

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Census of Agriculture (USDA)

The Census of Agriculture is an source for data on agriculture in the U.S. Conducted every five years, the Census provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. he Census of Agriculture includes data for every state and county in the United States. Detailed data including specific crops […]

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. The BLS collects, analyzes, and disseminates a wide variety of economic data,  including: unemployment employment inflation pricing productivity consumer spending Need help?  Try the […]

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BearFacts (BEA)

BearFacts, provides a snapshot of the components of  personal income at the state, county, and MSA levels. Although the amount of data is limited, Bearfacts does allow users to easily obatin similar historical data. BearFacts is a produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

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Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)  collects and reports a wide range of economic  data at the international, national, state and local levels. The  BEA site includes data on GDP, (including detailed National Income and Product Accounts) and personal income and outlays. BEA data is available at the national, state, county, and MSA levels.

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American FactFinder (U.S. Census)

American Factfnder is the gateway to  the Decennial Census, the American CommunitySurvey, the Census’  Population Estimates Program, the Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys. Factfinder is a massive database that is searchable by topic, geography, population group, and industry and year. Users can modify data tables to focus on specific geographies or data elements. It […]

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U.S. Statistical Abstract

Often overlooked in the scramble to find data, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is one of the best places to start looking for information. Since 1878, the Statistical Abstract has been the place to go for social, political, and economic statistics on the  United States. In addition to serving as a source of […]

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Principal Federal Economic Indicators

Be the first on your block to receive monthly and quarterly updates  from the U.S. Department of Commerce  Economic & Statistics Administration (ESA). Simply sign up for Principal Federal Economic Indicators and receive email updates of the following: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services Advance Report on Durable Goods Construction Put in Place Gross Domestic Produce […]

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