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Data Resources

Information on how to find and cite numeric data resources or data sets.

Business / Industry

Websites listed below contain business-related data. 

This list is not meant to be exhaustive; it lists the more commonly used and useful sites. 





  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Datasets contain historical financial data for all entities filing the Report of Condition and Income (Call Report) and some savings institutions filing the OTS Thrift Financial Report (TFR).
  • Federal Reserve  - Data on principal economic indicators, bank assets and liabilities, business finance, exchange rates, financial accounts, household finance, industrial activity, interest rates, money stock and reserve balances.
  • Banking Data - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.



  • Bureau of Economic Analysis - Provides data on the U.S. economy.  Includes many macroeconomic statistics, including: GDP, GDI, National income, corporate profits, government receipts and expenditures, personal income and disposable personal income, personal saving, personal consumption expenditures (PCE) or consumer spending.
  • Center for Economic Studies -  Provides tabulations on establishments, firms, and employment with unique information on firm age and firm size;  raw data products produced through the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership;  online mapping and reporting application showing where the U.S. population and workforce live and work; intuitive web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters; workforce statistics by demography, geography, and industry for each state; microdata on all U.S. establishments.
  • Federal Reserve  - Data on principal economic indicators, bank assets and liabilities, business finance, exchange rates, financial accounts, household finance, industrial activity, interest rates, money stock and reserve balances.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research -  Provides macro data; industry and production data; international trade data; individual data; hospital/provider data; demographic and vital statistics data.


Employment / Wages

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - Provides data in the field of labor economics: inflation, employment, unemployment, pay, benefits, spending, time use, productivity, workplace injuries.
  • Consumer Expenditure Survey -  Provides data on American consumer expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics.
  • Current Employment Statistics - Provides detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of U.S. workers on nonfarm payrolls.
  • Current Population Survey - The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. Estimates obtained from the CPS include employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators.
  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics - Data on monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force for Census regions and divisions, states, counties, metropolitan areas, many cities.
  • Mass Layoff Statistics - Data on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs.
  • National Longitudinal Surveys - A set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women. For more than 4 decades, NLS data have served as an important tool for economists, sociologists, and other researchers.
  • Occupational Employment Statistics - Data on employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations.
  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages - Data on employment and wages reported by employers covering 98 percent of U.S. jobs, available at the county, MSA, state and national levels by industry.
  • Survey of Income and Program Participation - The main objective of SIPP is to provide accurate and comprehensive information about the income and program participation of individuals and households in the United States, and about the principal determinants of income and program participation.
  • Survey of Consumer Finances - The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a triennial survey of the balance sheet, pension, income, and other demographic characteristics of U.S. families. The survey also gathers information on the use of financial institutions.





  • House Price Index - Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage profile data; mortgage debt data; interest rate data.
  • HUD - Data sets from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: building permits; housing affordability; vacancy data; fair market rents.






  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics - Begun in 1968, is a longitudinal study of a representative sample of U.S. individuals (men, women, and children) and the family units in which they reside. It emphasizes the dynamic aspects of economic and demographic behavior, but its content is broad.
  • The National Center for Charitable Statistics - Collects and summarizes Internal Revenue Service information on charitable organizations.



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