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Research Guide for general Business and Management resources

Statistics by Topic (Government)



·         Defense/Military

o   Department of Defense facts and statistics

o   Department of Defense publications

o   National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS)

o   DTIC Public Technical Reports

·         Disasters

·         Economic Conditions

     Latest Numbers – Consumer Price Index (CPI), Unemployment Rate…

     Subject areas – Inflation & Prices, Unemployment, Employment, Pay & Benefits

     Featured Publications

§  Occupational Outlook Handbook

§  Monthly Labor Review


§  Banking

§  Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Ø  Gives Notes: Understanding the CPI – View Data (graph is default)

Ø  Time series

§  Exchange Rates

§  Employment & Population

§  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Components

§  Interest Rates

§  Producer Price Indexes (PPI)

§  U.S. Trade and International Tranactions

§  U.S. Financial Data

§  Regional Data

     "Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District" report

     Very brief

     National Summary, Atlanta Sixth District (9/9/09), etc.

o   Federal Reserve

     Economic Research & Data

§  Statistical Releases and Historical Data

Ø  Consumer Credit

Ø  Foreign Exchange Rates

Ø  Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States

Ø  Debt growth

Ø  Mortgage Debt Outstanding

o   Survey of Current Business

     Bureau of Economic Analysis

     Search by Date  (1994 to current)

     GDP and Other Major NIPA (national income & product accounts) Series (1929 to current)

     Monthly; prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee

     Consumer Price Index

     Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

     Unemployment Rates

     New Construction

     Industrial Production

     Federal Finance

§  Federal Receipts, Outlays, and Debt

§  Interest Rates and Bond Yields

Ø  Prime Rate

Ø  Federal Funds Rate

§  Federal Receipts by Source and Outlays by Function

Ø  National Defense

Ø  Health

Ø  Medicare

     Budget of the United States Government

     Economic Indicators

  • Track the Money. Access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

·         Education

o   Digest of Education Statistics

o   NCES annual reports

o   U.S. Census education statistics

o   Department of Education Research & Statistics

o   National Science Foundation Division of Science Resources Statistics Publications and Data

o   ERIC, Educational Resources Information Center database

·         Energy

  •   Energy Information Administration: Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government

-   Energy Sources

§  Coal, Electricity, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Petroleum, Renewable & Alternative Fuels

o   Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Publication & Product Library

o   National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications

o   Energy Citations Database ; ETDE World Energy Base

·        Environment

-   Air pollution data, ozone forecasting, and more for specific metro areas

     National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS)

     EPA publications

     Climate Change, EPA

     Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. 2003. Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOEH 

     Learn the issues, EPA

o   Pollution (water, air, wastes)

·         Finance and Banking

     Auto Loans, Bank Cards, Mortgages, Student Loans


     The Foreclosure Research Center

§  Snapshot of Mortgage Conditions with an Emphasis on Subprime Mortgage Performance (21 pages 8/08)

§  Synopses of Selected Research on Housing, Mortgages and Foreclosures (90 pages 9/08)

·         Georgia and Atlanta Business

     Georgia Statistical Abstract (biennial)

     Georgia Business and Economic Conditions (quarterly; online only now)

     Georgia Economic Outlook (annual)

     Georgia Housing Permits (annual)

     Data (left column)

§  Housing  - Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits (Estimates with Imputation New Residential Construction).  Monthly and Annual

 ·         Health and Vital Statistics

  • Health Insurance Coverage

ü  FastStats -  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

-   U.S. Census Bureau -- Health Insurance. See box "Latest Health Insurance Data"

  • Health Insurance

­   National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

§  Diseases and Conditions; Publications

-   Health Statistics, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine

­   Data & Statistics, CDC

­   National Vital Statistics System, CDC

 ·         Industry

    Issued every 5 years; for preliminary 2007 data see

    Includes also state, metro, and zip code data.  Online from 1993 (no longer issued in print)

Links to latest releases of retail trade, wholesale trade, international trade statistics, etc.

  ·      International Statistics

 ·         Population and Demographics

o   American Community Survey (ongoing survey)

o   U.S. Census Bureau

o   Population Estimates

o   Poverty

 ·         Real Estate and Construction

     Data (left column)

§  Housing  - Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits (Estimates with Imputation New Residential Construction).  Monthly and Annual

     National Data (2007)

§  Mortgage characteristics; value; journey to work

·         Recreation

o   ITA Office of Travel & Tourism Industries research program/statistics  

·         Transportation

     Data & Statistics


o   Federal Aviation Administration data and research

o   Federal Highway Administration publications and statistics

o   Aviation Accident Statistics

o   Transportation Energy Data Book

o   Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS Online)


This is a revised and expanded version of the handout distributed at our 2009 COMO "Finding Statistics Fast" presentation. 


Selected subject headings listed in the research guides at UCLA and the University of Michigan were used for our presentation and handout.

Patricia Kenly and Bette Finn

Georgia Tech Library & Information Center

November 2009