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Finding Economic Data & Statistics

Using Compilations

Data Compilations

The database and ebooks on this page compile economic data and statistics from multiple sources.

Use compilations to: 
  • Quickly finding key statistics on a variety of economic and market issues. 
  • Seeing statistics on the same topic from various statistics-generating agencies pulled together in one place. 
  • Identifying sources of economic data and statistics.
Good compilations will point you to where they got their data from. 

This allows you to go there yourself for complete, up-to-date, and often downloadable data. They can help you identify not only statistical organizations but individual reports and surveys created by those organizations that will help you answer your economic questions. 

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistical Abstract of the United States cover imageDatabase of statistics about the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
  • 1,400+ tables of data and statistics 
  • Organized into 31 major sections, including:
    • Sec. 12: Labor Force, Employment, & Earnings
    • Sec. 13: Income, Expenditures, Poverty, & Wealth
    • Sec. 14: Prices
    • Sec. 15: Business Enterprises
    • Sec. 22: Wholesale & Retail Trade
    • Sec. 25: Banking, Finance, & Insurance
  • Updated annually 
  • Source of the data is named below each table, along with a link to the source where applicable