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Economic Data Resources

National Economic Data

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • The BEA contains information on GDP on a national and regional level. The site also contains information on GDP by industry.
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U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • The BLS contains information on national, state, and local employment/unemployment, as well as Consumer Price Index. There are also graphs and tables that compliment the data.
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U.S. Census Bureau

  • The Census Bureau contains information on population. You can also find Economic Census’s for the U.S., as well as state and county economic census. These provide data on the businesses operating within the U.S. and states.
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Economic Development Administration

  • This site provides info on the Commerce Dept. of the U.S. Government. Under “Resources” you will find links to the White House, Dept. of Commerce, and other organizations.

National Bureau of Economic Research

  • Under “Economic Indicators” you can view all of the current economic releases, such as the latest Federal Reserve statements.

Economic Research Service 

  • This site allows you to search state information by clicking on “State Facts” under the Shortcuts heading on the right side of the page. The data includes population, income, education, farm characteristics, and the state’s top commodities, imports, and exports.

Federal Reserve

  • This is the main site for the U.S. Federal Reserve central banking system. Contained here are updates on Federal Reserve policy. One can also check for any developments in monetary policy and banking information.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 
  • This is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s website. Using this site will allow one to view and research banks that have FDIC insurance, as well as data on financial  institutions.
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  • This site allows one to compare lending rates, Treasury Securities, and other indices.

Stats America

  • This comprehensive site is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana (state) University's Kelley School of Business.

Regional Economic Data

Pittsburgh TODAY

  • This site provides a wide range of western Pennsylvania regional economic data, statistics, and charts.

Pennsylvania Home Page

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

  • This site deals with Pittsburgh and its surrounding area. You can access local information and county to workforce participation.

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

  • Here you can find information about local development agencies in your area. If you click on legislative/advocacy news, you will find information about any economic news from the state government.

Center for Rural Pennsylvania County Profiles

  • This site will be useful in finding specific information on a county-by-county basis for Pennsylvania. Find a county you are trying to locate information on, and then find a category that fits your search need.

Workforce Information

Pennsylvania Workforce Development

  • If you click on “Job Seekers,” you can find information on the careers in demand and how many annual job openings there are each year. Also listed are the fastest growing occupations. After clicking on the “in demand” jobs, you can then find a heading that will give you a chart of the jobs, salaries, and openings per year.

The Center for Workforce Information and Analysis

  • This site has a map of Pennsylvania where it reports the unemployment rate per county. The site also contains employment numbers.

Occupational Supply Demand System (OSDS)

  • The OSDS provides information and resources that will assist with the analysis and discussion of supply and demand issues relevant to today's labor market.

American Society for Training and Development 


Wall Street Journal

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The Economist

  • This site offers news and full articles on business and economic news. Also, if you move your cursor to the “Economics and Finance” heading on the left, then click on Economics A-Z, you can look up an economic term(s) you may not be familiar with.

RSS Feeds for Economic Information

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are an easy way to review and browse content from many different sites in one place. Users must first download an RSS reader. Many browsers have RSS readers built in. A list of readers is also available from Google. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Economic Policy Institute 

National Association for Business Economics 

Coates Library

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  • Sutton Hall, Room 204
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4082
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