Local Area Unemployment Stats – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics for WI page within the Bureau of Labor Statistics allows users to quickly find monthly data for different metropolitan areas in Wisconsin for a user-defined range of years. This data can be downloaded to Excel format. It includes: Labor Force Participation (number of people) Employment (number of people) Unemployment (number of […]

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Business Patterns (US Census)

  County Business Patterns Metropolitan and Micropolitan Business Patterns ZIP Code Business Patterns   Each of these business patterns provides detailed annual information on Number of business establishments Number of employees Quarterly and annual payroll for most industries Data is available at the six digit NAICS Code (depending on the size of the population). It […]

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American FactFinder (U.S. Census)

American Factfinder 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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Historical U.S. Census Data (1790 to 2010)

Looking for historical U.S. Census data?  The U.S. Census provides easy access to historical population, housing, and agricultural data from 1790 to 2010.  Most of the of the data is available at the state and county levels.

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Consumer Expenditure Survey (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) provides information on the buying habits of American consumers. Many private data providers rely on the CES as the basis for their projections. Reported annually, the CES includes spending on a wide variety of consumer goods and services ( i.e. food, clothing, household goods, automobiles). Broad […]

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American Community Survey (ACS) Statistical Calculator

ACS Statistical Calculator: Like many people, I celebrated the release of the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The Census even included margins of error for each individual value to make my job easier. However, my enthusiasm was tempered when I starting adding several values together and realized that I had to recalculate […]

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American Community Survey Data Profiles

American Community Survey (ACS) Data Profiles Demographic, economic, social, and housing profiles are available through the U.S. Census ACS. NOTE: Unlike the ten-year census that attempts to count every individual, the ACS is a sample survey. Because some of the samples are relatively small, it is important to pay attention to the margins of error […]

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City-Data.com

City-Data.com The profiles on this commercial site offer an interesting variety of data for most cities in the U.S. In addition to the demographic and economic data included on many other sites, the profiles on City-Data include photos of the community, crime statistics, information on the local real estate market, data on pollution levels, the […]

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OnTheMap: An online tool for mapping Worker Flow

OnTheMap is an online mapping and reporting tool developed by the U.S. Census that identifies the county, city, state, and ZIP Codes where local residents are employed and where local employees live. For example, OnTheMap reveals that 5,218 of the 7,396 employed Lafayette County, Wisconsin residents (pop 15,737) work outside Lafayette County.  Conversely, Almost 40 […]

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USA Counties and Metros Side by Side: STATS Indiana

STATS Indiana USA Counties and Metros Side by Side The best thing about STATS Indiana is that the profiles available on the site are NOT limited to the Hoosier state. Population, income, housing, and labor profiles are available for all fifty states and 3,141 counties in the U.S. Recent summaries of basic Bureau of Labor […]

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