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U.S. Business Statistics: (Compilations | By Subject | A to Z List)

Posted: Feb 2, 2017

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Please Note:

  • While U.S. business statistics is the focus of this web page, some of the resources provide coverage at the international level and this is indicated in the entry.
  • Geographic divisions covered by a resource are included for each entry. For any entry, the amount and type of data may vary between geographic divisions.
  • These statistical resources vary in ease of access. Instructions for access accompany some resources.


Compilations

  • Capital District Regional Planning Commission
    Statistics available for the Capital District Area Employment Rates; Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index; County Migration Patterns; Taxable Sales Data; Employees, Payroll & Establishments; Residential Building Permits; Real Property Tax Rates; Residential Home Sales through MLS; Municipal Finance Data & School District Finance Data; and Public School Data.
  • County Business Patterns (US Census Bureau)
    Annual series includes a separate report for each State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a U.S. summary. Economy sectors covered are agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries; mining; contract construction; manufacturing; transportation and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services.
  • FedStats (US Census Bureau)
    Population, economic, labor, housing, industry and geographic data.
  • FRASER: Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research. Compilation of historical data sources on banking and the Federal Reserve.
  • State and County Quick Facts (US Census Bureau)
    Population, demographics, housing, and business statistics with additional links for state to other government sources of data.
  • Subjects A to Z (US Census Bureau)
    Broad A to Z index to US Census publications.


Banking Up Arrow

  • FRASER: Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research. Compilation of historical data sources on banking and the Federal Reserve.
  • Industry Analysis.( Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
    Click Industry Analysis at top of page.
  • The Beige Book Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. Published eight times per year, the Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector.

Business & Industry Up Arrow

Multi-Industry

  • Current Industrial Reports (US Census Bureau)
    Monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity. Focus is Construction and Manufacturing.

Manufactures

  • Annual Survey of Manufactures (US Economic Census)
    Sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee.

Internet & Computing

  • E-Stats (US Economic Census)
    Covers electronic economy for manufacturing, merchant wholesale trade, retail trade, and selected service industries which are the same sectors and industries covered by existing annual Census Bureau surveys. Sectors and industries not covered include agriculture, mining, construction, and utilities as well as non-merchant wholesalers and parts of the service sector.

Retail & Wholesale Trade

Zip Code Level Data

  • Local economic data for ZIP codes (US Economic Census)
    Statistical counts of establishments by detailed NAICS industry by employment size and receipt size--are available on 1997 Economic Census CD-ROM Volume 3. 1997 ZIP code data include only 9 of the 18 sectors covered by the Economic Census.

Commodities Up Arrow

  • Data and Statistics (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
    U.S., state, and county level agricultural statistics for many commodities and data series. Quick Stats offers the ability to query by commodity, state(s) and year(s), providing the most up-to-date statistics including all revisions. The query dataset can be downloaded for easy use in your database or spreadsheet.
  • State Minerals Information (U.S. Geological Survey)
    Includes statistical data and information for mineral commodities on a state-by-state basis.
  • US Minerals Yearbook (U.S. Geological Survey)
    Annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries.

Crime Up Arrow

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
    Statistics included for crime and victims, prosecution, federal justice system, criminal offenders, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, expenditure and employment, corrections, criminal record systems, and special topics.

Economic Indicators Up Arrow
  • Economic Indicators: Main Page (GPO Access)
    Economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    Provides time-series data on GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and national accounts; industry data; international trade and investment data; GDP by state, state personal income.
    International, US, State, Regional, County.
  • Economic Polls (Siena College)
    SRI survey of Consumer Confidence was conducted by random telephone calls to 620 New York State residents over the age of 18.
  • Unique New York (The Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.)
    Key economic and social indicators for New York State.
  • U.S. Economy at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Up-to-date and historical data such as unemployment rate, productivity, Producer Price Index, Consumer Price Index, and average hourly earnings.

Education Up Arrow

  • State Education Data Profiles (National Center for Education Statistics)
    Elementary/secondary education characteristics and finance, postsecondary education, public libraries, assessments, and selected demographics for all states.

Employment and Workforce Up Arrow

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    Statistics on employment and unemployment; prices and living conditions; compensation and working conditions; productivity and technology; employment projections; and international programs.
  • Workforce Information and Data (New York State, Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics.
    See also A to Z Index in left frame. Data on labor, industry and related topics.
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Statistics about the nation's science and engineering. Areas covered include education, federal government, industry, R&D, social dimensions, State data, and workforce.

Energy Up Arrow

  • CRB Commodities Yearbook (Print format)
    Main Floor, Reference Area, Folsom Library, REF HC14. C6 (Most current Year)
    Third Floor, Folsom Library, HC14C6, Earlier editions
  • OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
    Includes statistics.

Health & Vital Statistics Up Arrow

  • Health United States (National Center for Disease Control & Prevention)
    Annual publication presenting national trends in health statistics.
  • FastStats
    Includes Health Topics A to Z link, as well as a number of links on home page leading to data. Nation's principal health statistics agency.
  • Data & Reports (New York State Department of Health Statistics & Data)

Housing Up Arrow

  • American Housing Survey (US Census Bureau)
    Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers. Survey is conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Current Population Survey (US Census Bureau)
    Monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web page includes US map for links to Bureau of Labor Statistics State and regional data. This survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.
  • Property Owners and Managers Survey (US Census Bureau)
    Nationwide sample of approximately 16,300 housing units which were rented or vacant-for-rent in the 1993 American Housing Survey National Sample (AHS-N) was selected and surveyed. Click on link under POMS data.
  • Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (US Census Bureau)
    Data for the United States and regions concerning the rate at which non-subsidized, privately financed, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (that is, absorbed). Click on reports or previously released data links at top of the page.


Government Up Arrow


Population Up Arrow

  • Current Population Survey (US Census Bureau)
    Monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web page includes US map for links to Bureau of Labor Statistics State and regional data. This survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.

Science & Engineering Up Arrow
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Statistics about the nation's science and engineering. Areas covered include education, federal government, industry, R&D, social dimensions, State data, and workforce.

Social Security Up Arrow
  • Data by Type" (Social Security Administration) (SSA)
    Chartbooks, fact sheets and statistical compilations.
  • SSI Beneficiaries by State and County (Social Security Administration)
    Statistics on the SSI program which provides monthly benefits to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Taxation Up Arrow

  • Capital District Regional Planning Commission
    Statistics available for the Capital District Area Employment Rates; Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index; County Migration Patterns; Taxable Sales Data; Employees, Payroll & Establishments; Residential Building Permits; Real Property Tax Rates; Residential Home Sales through MLS; Municipal Finance Data & School District Finance Data; and Public School Data.
  • Tax Stats (Internal Revenue Service)
    Wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.

Trade Up Arrow
  • Foreign Trade Statistics (US Census Bureau)
    Click on Statistics. Lists sources of online trade statistics. Includes state export data.
  • Trade Data Online (Canada's Business & Consumer Site)
    Provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada's and US trade with over 200 countries.

Transportation Up Arrow

  • Archives of Statistical Summary (New York State Department of Motor Vehicles)
    Department of Motor Vehicles maintains statistical data about motor vehicle accidents, vehicle registrations and drivers.
  • National Transportation Statistics Report (Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS))
    Statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, energy use, and environmental impacts.


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