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ECON 110: Introduction to Macroeconomics

A Guide to Major Sources of Economic Statistics and Data

Economic Report of the President

Economic Report of the President
A great first place to look for US macroeconomic data. The print version is easier to browse. It is in the Ready Reference collection, next to the Research/IT Desk. CC Ready Ref PR 43.9.

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Economic Report of the President
CC Ready Ref PR 43.9

New York Times

Economic Indicators

"This publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers to supply monthly updates related to the economic conditions in the United States. Economic Indicators provides statistical data both in tabular and graphic form and includes information on consumer and producer prices, employment, production, and money and banking. Tables typically display 10 years of annual data with the most recent 12 to 15 months broken out in detail."

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

The BEA, a part of the Department of Commerce, provides GDP and economic accounts data. It compiles national, state and regional, and international economic data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The U.S. Department of Labor provides a large amount of data related to employment issues, productivity, and prices on their web site.

Department of Labor

Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics is part of the Department of Labor, it is not the sole place to look for statistics from the Department. Some important measures are released directly from the Department of Labor, particularly advance and unadjusted numbers. 

Census Bureau

Census Bureau
The best in the world.