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Recommended Websites for United States Data & Statistics
The United States government compiles, analyzes and distributes data in a myriad of sectors focusing on demographics, population, industry, etc. The websites and data sets most used for business research are highlighted below.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ-a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care in the United States. Includes research tools and data on healthcare utilization and cost, medical expenditures and state snapshots.
Annual series that provides sub-national economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. This data is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas.
Easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets.
Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Provides a quantitative view of US domestic production, consumption, and investment, of exports and imports, and of national and domestic income and saving. It features the estimates of GDP.
Recommended Websites for International Data & Statistics
International data can be more challenging to find due to language barriers and individual government attitudes about flow of information. The following websites are highlighted as solid sources of accurate and timely international statistics.
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