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  • Administration on Aging: Aging Statistics
    Department of Health & Human Services. Convenient set of links to online statistical information on the demographic characteristics, health, social conditions, and economic condition of older persons. Includes links to almost all known online resources including Census, HHS health statistics, and much more.
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  • BEARFACTS: Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Economic Accounts
    BEA Regional Facts—BEARFACTS—consists of computer-generated narratives for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and BEA Economic Areas. The narratives describe an area’s personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.
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  • brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
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  • FEDSTATS & USA Mapstats
    Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.
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  • State of the Cities Data Systems (SOCDS)
    The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs: detailed demographic & economic characteristics of the population; the latest available unemployment rates; information on Jobs, Business Establishments, and Average Pay since the 1990s; data on violent and property crime rates collected by the FBI; information on local building permits; information on city and suburban government finances; 1990 and 2000 Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data.
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  • U.S. Census Bureau: County and City Data Book
    Local area supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States. A convenient summary of statistics on the social and economic structure of the counties and cities of the U.S. It is designed to serve as a statistical reference and guide to other data publications and sources. Includes a selection of data from many statistical publications and electronic sources, both government and private.
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  • U.S. Census Bureau: State & County Quick Facts
    Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography. Select a state (or select USA) from the list or use the map. After selecting a state, you can select a county or city.
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  • U.S. Census Bureau: State & Metropolitan Area Data Book
    Information covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans.
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  • U.S. Census Bureau: The Statistical Abstract: The National Data Book
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
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  • U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis
    BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation’s economy. BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.

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    • National Economic Accounts
      Gross Domestic Product (GDP); Personal Income and Outlays; Corporate Profits; Government Current Receipts and Expenditures; Supplemental Estimates; Fixed Assets; Research and Development Satellite Account; Conferences and Meetings; Previously Published Estimates.
    • International Economic Accounts
      Balance of Payments (International Transactions); Trade in Goods and Services; International Services; International Investment Position; Operations of Multinational Companies (U.S. direct investment abroad, Foreign direct investment in the U.S.); Projects linking BEA data with data from other statistical agencies; Supplemental Estimates; Survey Forms and Related Materials; Previously Published Estimates.
    • Regional Economic Accounts
      Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by State and Metropolitan Area; State Personal Income and Employment; Local Area Personal Income and Employment; Regional Input-Output Modeling System; BEA’s Regional Fact Sheets (BEARFACTS); BEA Economic Areas; Previously Published Estimates.
    • Industry Economic Accounts
      Annual Industry Accounts; Benchmark Input-Output Accounts; Satellite Accounts (Research and Development, Travel and Tourism, Transportation); Underlying Estimates; Previously Published Estimates.
    • U.S. Economy at a Glance
      BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions of government officials, business people, and individuals. These statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy. The data on this page are drawn from featured BEA economic accounts.
    • Survey of Current Business
      The monthly Survey of Current Business is BEA’s definitive source of information about its economic accounts. Articles in the Survey present the latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates; describe the methodologies used to prepare the estimates; provide information about major revisions; discuss on-going innovations; and generally keep users up to date on relevant BEA issues and initiatives.
    • Interactive Data Tables

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