Best Web Sites for Business
Economics & Demographics
- Economic Census (http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/econ97.html)
- Profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. Reports are now available for all geographic areas and all sectors.
- Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) (http://www.stls.frb.org/fred/)
- Created by St. Louis Federal Reserve District, FRED provides historical U.S. economic and financial data, including interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rates, balance of payments and regional economic data.
- Monthly Labor Review Online (http://stats.bls.gov/opub/mlr/mlrhome.htm)
- Online version of Monthly Labor Review. Provides facts and analysis in a wide variety of fields: employment, inflation rates, productivity, occupational injuries and illnesses, wages, prices, and many more.
- Resources for Economists on the Internet (http://rfe.org/)
- Includes a wealth of business and economic resources spread out over 70 areas.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States (http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/)
- A well-indexed, comprehensive collection of statistics in tabular format. Includes basic statistics for a wide range of economic indicators. The index leads to specific table numbers. Each table lists the source of the statistics for further reference.
- Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions (2000) (http://www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2000/)
- Known as "The Beige Book" from the Federal Reserve Bank District. Utilizes anecdotal information on current economic conditions from each district. Interviews with bank directors, key business people and economists, as well as market reports and other sources are all included.
- Treasury Bulletin (http://www.fms.treas.gov/bulletin/index.html)
- Includes details of federal debt, bonds, notes, market yield, and other financial obligations. Positions of major foreign currencies are included, along with a profile of the domestic economy including growth of GDP, federal deficit, and rate of personal savings.
- WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics (http://netec.wustl.edu/WebEc/WebEc.html)
- Provides very comprehensive web resources in economic information.
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