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Statistical Information: Statistics by Topic

Sources for statistics (emphasis is by topic - Energy, etc.)

By General Topic

 

 

 

 

            Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Defense/Military

 

 

 

o   Department of Defense facts and statistics http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/index.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

 

 

 

§ Georgia Statistics System - Detailed demographic profiles of counties; county-by-county analysis ; city population (2000; and estimates for 2005 and 2008). The profiles from Georgia County Guide. Library has 1981-85, 1987-99, and 2004 (F284.3.G46x). From UGA's Center for Agribusiness & Economic Development.

 

 

 

 ·         Health and Vital Statistics

 

 

 

  • Health Insurance Coverage

 

 

 

ü  FastStats -  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/hinsure.htm

 

 

 

-   U.S. Census Bureau -- Health Insurance. See box "Latest Health Insurance Data" http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

 

 

 

  • Health Insurance

 

 

 

­   National Center for Health Statistics, CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

 

 

 

§  Diseases and Conditions; Publications

 

 

 

-   Health Statistics, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthstatistics.html

 

 

 

­   Data & Statistics, CDC http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/

 

 

 

­   National Vital Statistics System, CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm

 

 

 

 ·         Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Issued every 5 years; for preliminary 2007 data see http://www.census.gov/econ/census07/

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Includes also state, metro, and zip code data.  Online from 1993 (no longer issued in print)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to latest releases of retail trade, wholesale trade, international trade statistics, etc.

 

 

 

  ·      International Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ·         Population and Demographics

 

 

 

 

 

 

o   American Community Survey (ongoing survey) http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

 

 

 

o   U.S. Census Bureau  http://www.census.gov/

 

 

 

o   Population Estimates http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.html

 

 

 

o   Poverty http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html

 

 

 

 ·         Real Estate and Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Data (left column)

 

 

 

§  Housing  - Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits (Estimates with Imputation New Residential Construction).  Monthly and Annual

 

 

 

 

 

 

     National Data (2007)

 

 

 

§  Mortgage characteristics; value; journey to work

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Recreation

 

 

 

o   ITA Office of Travel & Tourism Industries research program/statistics   

 

 

 

       http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/research/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Data & Statistics

 

 

 

     Publications

 

 

 

o   Federal Aviation Administration data and research http://www.faa.gov/data_research/

 

 

 

o   Federal Highway Administration publications and statistics http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/pubstats.html http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohpi/hss/hsspubs.cfm

 

 

 

o   Aviation Accident Statistics http://www.ntsb.gov/aviation/stats.htm

 

 

 

o   Transportation Energy Data Book http://cta.ornl.gov/data/Index.shtml

 

 

 

o   Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS Online) http://trisonline.bts.gov/sundev/search.cfm

 

 

 

o   Urban Mobility Report (2011)  http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ - Congestion info. for urban areas. Also has Excel spreadsheet for 101 urban areas, plus detailed reports for each area - Atlanta's report is directly at:  http://mobility.tamu.edu/files/2011/09/atlan.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

This is a revised and expanded version of the handout distributed at our 2009 COMO "Finding Statistics Fast" presentation. 

 

 

 

Acknowledgment

 

 

 

Selected subject headings listed in the research guides at UCLA and the University of Michigan were used for our original presentation and handout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

This Guide, co-authored by Patricia Kenly, uses significant business and government information material from her Georgia Tech Library Research Guides.