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Economics

Library Resources for Department of Economics

Indicators and Data

National

Consumer Spending - The nation's primary measure of consumer spending, or personal consumption expenditures

Corporate Profits - A key measure of the financial health of corporate America

Disposable Personal Income - The income that's left after people pay their taxes

Fixed Assets by Type - Buildings, trucks, software, and more used in production for at least a year

Gross Domestic Income - Another way of measuring GDP, using incomes instead of spending

Gross Domestic Purchases Price Index - BEA's featured measure of price changes in the U.S. economy overall

Gross Domestic Product - GDP is a comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy and its growth

GDP Price Deflator - A price measure very similar to the GDP price index

GDP Price Index - Measures changes in prices paid for goods and services produced in the United States

Government Fixed Assets - The lasting assets owned by national, state, and local government

Government Receipts and Expenditures - Taxes, spending, and other transactions of national, state, and local government

Industry Fixed Assets - The fixed assets owned by different industries

Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index - Measures inflation in the prices paid by people living in the United States

Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index, Excluding Food and Energy - The core PCE price index excludes two volatile categories to reveal underlying inflation

Personal Income - Wages, Social Security, interest, rents, and other income received by U.S. residents

Personal Saving Rate - The percentage of people's disposable income that they save instead of spending

International

Activities of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign MNEs - Financial and operating data on U.S. affiliates of foreign parent companies

Activities of U.S. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) - Financial and operating data on U.S. parent companies and their affiliates abroad

Direct Investment by Country and Industry - International investment resulting in control or significant influence over a business

International Transactions (Balance of Payments) - U.S. transactions in goods, services, income, and investment with other countries

International Services (Expanded Detail) - Trade in services and services supplied by affiliates of multinational enterprises

International Investment Position - A balance sheet of U.S. financial assets and liabilities with residents of other countries

New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States - Foreign investment to acquire, establish, or expand a U.S. business enterprise

Trade in Goods and Services - U.S. trade in goods and services with other countries

Consumer Price Index (CPI): Home | News Release | Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: Home (CPS) | News Release | Historical Data

Payroll Employment: Home (CES) | News Release | Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: Home (CES) | News Release | Historical Data

Producer Price Index (Latest Statistics-Final Demand, Intermediate Demand, Goods, Services): Home (PPI) | News Release | Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI - Civilian Workers, Compensation, Private Industry, Compensation; State and Local Government, Compensation): Home | News Release | Historical Data

Productivity (Nonfarm Business Sector, Manufacturing Sector): Home | News Release | Historical Data

U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes (IPP - Imports, Exports): Home | News Release | Historical Data

Monetary Policy 

Supervision and Regulation 

Payment Systems 

Consumers & Communities 

Data 

Press releases about monetary policy from the Federal Reserve Board

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Business and Economy

The Census Bureau produces economic data across the entire economy on a monthly, quarterly, yearly, and five-year basis. 

U. S. Census Bureau  Economic Indicators

 

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Economic Indicators: Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.

Economic Report of the President: The annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. 

Budget of the United States Government: Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), thr Budget is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year.

Trading Economics is a private global economic research provider which licenses access to their data, but provides free public access to current economic data. Their data includes information from 196 countries and includes historical data for more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Their data is based on official sources, not third party data providers, and their facts are regularly checked for inconsistencies. They have an extensive list of indicators, and these can be sorted by country. US economic indicators.

Understanding Indicators