Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development collects and distributes data and information on The Wisconsin labor market and unemployment/employment Wisconsin businesses, industries, and occupations Wages, income, and taxes Education, licenses, and training It also offers projections about industries, occupations, and the population in general. Additionally, its Economist page leads to other ways that users can […]

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Self-Sufficiency Standard

The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures the level of income needed to meet a family’s basic needs without public or private assistance. It includes the minimum necessities, but does not include longer-term needs such as college or retirement savings or short-term “luxuries” like dining out or holiday gifts. It is also separated by state. The goal of making the […]

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National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association, encompassing retailers in 45 different countries in addition to U.S. retailers. Retailers include all industries and sizes. Their research is conducted in house. NRF’s Insights and Trends and Retail Resources and Tools pages are likely the most helpful.

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E-Stats (Measuring the Economic Economy)

E-Stats is the U.S. Census Bureau’s Internet site devoted exclusively to “Measuring the Electronic Economy.” From the About E-Stats page: “E-commerce data were collected in four separate Census Bureau surveys. These surveys used different measures of economic activity such as shipments for manufacturing, sales for wholesale and retail trade, and revenues for service industries. Consequently, measures […]

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USDA Economic Research Service (ERS)

The USDA Economic Research Service provides data and reports on Agricultural topics, such as animal products, crops, farm economies, and farm practices and management Food choices, nutrition, and health Food safety Food markets and prices International markets and US trade Natural resources and the environment The rural economy and population in general

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US Federal Reserve

The United States Federal Reserve (“The Fed”) publishes data on: Bank assets and liabilities Dealer financing terms Exchange rates and international data Financial accounts Interest rates Industrial activity Bank structure data Household finance Money Stock Measures Business Finance A Micro Data Reference Manual

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US Department of Energy

The US Department of Energy is a source for information on crude energy sources imported and exported, energy production in the US, and energy levels that are being used by consumers.

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International Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Stats

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a Bureau of the Department of the Treasury that collects and enforces taxes. Through the collection of taxes, the IRS compiles Tax Statistics on individuals, businesses, and charities.

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Coincidence Index (CI)

The Coincident Index (CI) is a monthly composite economic indicator published by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. It provides a snapshot of economic conditions in each state. An increase in a state’s CI over time indicates an expansion in economic activity the state while a declining CI signals a contraction in the state’s economy. The Coincident Index combines […]

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