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Finding Data & Statistics ( Wayne College ): Government

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American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)
The American Community Survey helps local officials, community leaders and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce.

American FactFinder 2
The Census Bureau's system for accessing data from the 2010 census, the American Community Survey, and the 2007 Economic Census is updated on an ongoing basis. Use the Community Facts or Guided Search to quickly retrieve data, or the Advanced Search for more complex queries.

Bureau of the Census
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Census provides information on the number, geographic distribution, and social and economic characteristics of the nation through its demographic statistics program. The Census of Governments collects state and local data on public finance, public employment, and governmental organization, powers, and activities. 

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts (NIPA's), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures. 

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
A division of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, the BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of the justice system at all levels of government and internationally. It also provides technical and financial support to state governments for development of criminal justice statistics and information systems on crime and justice. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
A part of the U.S. Department of Labor, the BLS produces statistics on employment and unemployment, consumer expenditures, prices and living conditions, wages and employee benefits, productivity and technological changes in U.S. industries. It also makes projections of economic growth, the labor force, and employment by industry and occupation. The BLS is also responsible for keeping statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses. 

Data and Statistics (USA.gov)
Find data about the U.S.,such as maps and population, demographic,and economic data.

Data.gov 
The home of the U.S. Government's open data. Find federal, state, and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more. 

FedStats
provides access to official statistical information produced by the Federal Government that can be searched by topic, geography, statistical work, program, agency, etc.​

Statistics of U.S. Business
USB is an annual series that provides national and sub-national data on the distribution of economic data by enterprise size and industry.

 

U.S. Government and other Agencies, Entities, and Organizations

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