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Government Information: Statistics by Topic

Research Guide for Government Information resources

Stats By Broad Topic

            Agriculture

        Crime

·         Defense/Military

o   Department of Defense facts and statistics http://www.defenselink.mil/sites/f.html

o   Department of Defense publications http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/ http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/archive.html

o   National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics (NCVAS) http://www1.va.gov/vetdata/

o   DTIC Public Technical Reports http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/search/tr/str/guided-tr.html

·         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

     Categories

§  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 http://www.federalreserve.gov/

     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 http://www.bea.gov/scb/index.htm

     Bureau of Economic Analysis

     Search by Date http://www.bea.gov/scb/date_guide.asp  (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

  • Recovery.gov Track the Money. Access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse. http://www.recovery.gov/

·         Education

o   Digest of Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/

o   NCES annual reports http://nces.ed.gov/annuals/

o   U.S. Census education statistics http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/education.html

o   Department of Education Research & Statistics http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/landing.jhtml

o   National Science Foundation Division of Science Resources Statistics Publications and Data http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TopID=2

o   ERIC, Educational Resources Information Center database http://www.eric.ed.gov/

·         Energy

  •   Energy Information Administration: Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government http://www.eia.doe.gov/

-   Energy Sources http://www.eia.doe.gov/

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

o   Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Publication & Product Library http://www1.eere.energy.gov/library/

o   National Renewable Energy Laboratory Publications http://www.nrel.gov/applying_technologies/publications.html

o   Energy Citations Database  http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/ ; ETDE World Energy Base http://www.ornl.gov/info/library/etdeweb.htm

·        Environment

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

     National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) http://www.epa.gov/nscep/

     EPA publications http://www.epa.gov/epahome/publications.htm

     Climate Change, EPA http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

     Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. 2003. Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOEH  http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/trends.htmH 

     Learn the issues, EPA http://www.epa.gov/epahome/learn.htm

o   Pollution (water, air, wastes)

·         Finance and Banking

     Auto Loans, Bank Cards, Mortgages, Student Loans

     Maps

     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

 

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