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Economic Data

See also: Pittsburgh Data and Statistics




  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
    covers western PA, and provides analysis, commentary, and data on issues that concern our area as well as Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  • Pennsylvania State Data Center
    the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's official source for economic and demographic information.
  • Keystone Research Center Publications
    Each year, the Keystone Research Center, a policy group in Harrisburg, produces a comprehensive review of the state's economic condition, called The State of Working Pennsylvania.
  • PA Fact Sheet
    from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with economic indicators focusing on agricultural production and trade.

United States

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    - the BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics Ė Gross Domestic Product, Balance of Payments, etc. - that influence decisions of government officials, business people, and individuals. These statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    the BLS is the principalfact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. This is where to find data on the employment, inflation, wages, consumer expenditures, and hundreds of related statistics. A useful publication for jobseekers is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
  • The Census Bureau
    What isnít here? The Bureau provides countless ways to find the numbers on Americans and American businesses and industries. Incorporated here are many familiar statistical programs, such as
  • Dow Jones Averages
    Dow Jones provides current and historical data on its indexes. There are historical timelines back to 1895.
  • EconData.Net
    EconData.Net collects, categorizes and annotates links to socioeconomic data sources, and publishes its own list of the ten best sites for finding regional economic data.
  • Federal Reserve Board: Economic Research & Data
    keeps track of interest rates, money reserves, consumer credit, foreign exchange, etc., as well as provides many in depth research reports on the nationís economic health. A well-known publication is the Beige Book which continually reviews economic conditions throughout districts in the U.S.
    this US Government ubersite links to over 70 federal agencies with a simple A-Z subject index to popular data.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Founded in 1920, the NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization.
  • The Statistical Abstract
    of the United States has tables, graphs, state rankings and economic and demographic profiles. Economic indicators are released monthly.
  • What's a Dollar Worth
    from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis easily calculates what an item purchased in a selected year back to 1913 would be worth in todayís dollars.