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Economics Library Guide: U.S. STATS WEB

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION PORTALS

American FactFinder: Access to data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. Data come from several censuses and surveys. Data through June 2019. See data.census.gov for more recent data.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government: Designed to inform students, parents and educators about the Federal Government, which issues the publications and information products disseminated by the GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications: Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Congress.gov: Official source for federal legislative information.

CyberCemetery: Archive of government websites that have ceased operation (usually websites of defunct government agencies and commissions that have issued a final report). This collection features a variety of topics indicative of the broad nature of government information.

Data USA: US Government data: Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA. Provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. Allows users to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions.

Data.census.gov: Formerly American FactFinder. Platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data.gov: Find, download, and use datasets generated and held by the Federal Government. Provides descriptions of Federal datasets (metadata), information on how to access the datasets & tools that leverage government datasets.

FDsys: GPO’s Federal Digital System: Provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

FEDSTATS: Access to official statistical information produced by the Federal Government from more than 100 agencies.

govinfo: GPO's beta website that will eventually replace the Federal Digital System (FDsys) public website.

GovSpot: Non-partisan government information portal designed to simplify the search for the best and most relevant government information online.

GPO: Government Publishing Office

MetaLib: Federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.

National Archives Catalog: Provides access to nearly one million electronic records currently in the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), not available elsewhere online.

Regulations.gov

USA.gov: U.S. government’s official web portal.

U.S. STATISTICS WEB RESOURCES: A - E

America's Founding Documents (National Archives): The Bill of Rights | The Constitution | The Declaration of Independence

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the U.S., provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system. 

Budget of the United States Government: Issued by Office of Management & Budget. Budget message of the President, information about the President’s budget proposals, and other budgetary publications.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (Department of Commerce): Produces economic accounts statistics that help to follow and understand the Nation’s economy. Collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (Department of State): EB’s mission is to promote economic security and prosperity at home and abroad. They help promote a coherent economic policy across the U.S. Government.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S. Department of Justice): BJS Mission: To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor): Fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the field of labor economics and statistics. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor.

Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Department of the Treasury): Mission is to promote the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (Department of Transportation): BTS was created to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources.

Census Bureau (Department of Commerce): Serves as the leading source of data about the nation’s people and economy.

Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook: Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO): Provides the Congress with: Objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by the federal budget AND the information and estimates required for the Congressional budget process.

Department of Commerce: Mandate is to advance economic growth and jobs and opportunities for the American people. Responsibilities in the areas of trade, technology, entrepreneurship, economic development, environmental stewardship and statistical research and analysis.

Department of Labor: Fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the U.S. by improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment, protecting retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

Department of State: “Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.”

Department of the Treasury: Executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the U.S. Responsible for a wide range of activities such as advising the President on economic and financial issues, encouraging sustainable economic growth, and fostering improved governance in financial institutions.

Economic Development Administration (Department of Commerce): Mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

Economic Report of the President (GovInfo): Annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors that overviews the nation’s economic progress.

Economic Research Service (Department of Agriculture): The ERS mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development.

Economics & Statistics Administration (Department of Commerce): Produces, analyzes and disseminates national economic and demographic data.

Energy Information Administration: EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

Export.gov: 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.