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Economics

Issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. Other related and supporting budget publications, such as the Economic Report of the President, are included, which may vary from year to year.

BEA's economic statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.

Data on this site may be used in pre-formatted tables and many of the data sets are available in downloadable formats as well.


National Economic Accounts http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm

International Economic Accounts http://www.bea.gov/international/index.htm

Industry Accounts http://www.bea.gov/industry/index.htm

The Bureau is a division of the State Department.  EB's mission is to promote economic security and prosperity at home and abroad. On this site you will find links and resources for all of these tools and the ways the U.S. Department of State and EB are engaged to implement U.S. foreign economic policy.

Preformatted and customizable data on all aspects of employment and work.

Tutorial http://www.bls.gov/tutorial/

Other Statistical Sources http://www.bls.gov/bls/other.htm Compiled by the BLS, these are additional statistical sources, including federal and international agencies.  Includes:

List of publications from the Bureaul of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.  Includes:

Chartbooks http://www.bls.gov/opub/#chartbooks explores DOL statistics using charts, archived reports available.

Bulletins and Reports http://www.bls.gov/opub/#bulletins includes Highlights of Women's Earning and surveys on health plan provisions

Occupational Outlook Quarterly http://www.bls.gov/opub/#ooq

International Labor Comparisons http://www.bls.gov/fls/

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Labor Markets http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2012/sandy/

Census 2010 http://2010.census.gov/2010census/

Census 2000 http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html

Population and Housing Info http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html

Quick Facts http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/

A- Z Topical Index of Reports http://www.census.gov/main/www/subjects.html

Infoshare http://www.infoshare.org/
Another way of using Census data that allows users to apply it to geographic units (community boards, school districts, health districts) that are not available through the Census web site. It also includes NYC specific data sets not available elsewhere.

Searching the Census of Names http://1930census.archives.gov/beginSearch.asp

Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org/

"The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. The 1997 Economic Census covers nearly all of the U.S. economy in its basic collection of establishment statistics. There also are several related programs, including statistics on minority and women-owned businesses. Censuses of agriculture and governments are conducted at the same time. The first reports from the 2002 Economic Census are now available as well." This site can be searched by NAICS codes. The 2002 US NAICS Manual North American Industry Classification System--United States, 2002 includes definitions for each industry and is available in print at the Brooklyn College Library Government Information service desk, as well as at the link provided above.

Small business is America's most powerful engine of opportunity and economic growth. That's where SBA comes in. SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.

Conducts "the nation's monetary policy; supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers; maintaining the stability of the financial system; and providing certain financial services to the U.S. government, the public, financial institutions, and foreign official institutions." As a result of these duties, their statistical releases are heavily anticipated by the financial community. Get statistics from the Fed here.

Foreign Exchange Rates http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h10/Update/

Historic Rates http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10/hist/

Beige Book http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook/

A wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.

Enforces Federal minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. WHD also enforces the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Employee Polygraph Protection Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and a number of employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration related statutes.

Official website of the current administration's policy, news and resources on the economy.  Includes information on job growth, small businesses and support for the middle class.


Council of Economic Advisors http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea The Council of Economic Advisers, an agency within the Executive Office of the President, is charged with offering the President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy

Plans, programs, and reports from the Governor's Office on issues surrounding the New York State Budget.

Includes the Annual Executive Budget and the Monthly Report on Current Economic Conditions.

One of the most interesting and useful NYC documents. This reports covers how much the City spends on various services and programs and evaluates how well they are working.