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Online United States Statistical Sources
Data and Statistics about the U.S.
Provides access to official statistics collected and published by more than 100 Federal agencies without having to know in advance which agency produces them. It uses the Internet's powerful linking and searching capabilities to track economic and population trends, education, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the field of labor economics and statistics. The bureau collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates sensitive economic and statistical data to the American public, Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor.
State and County QuickFacts (US Census Bureau)
Quickly find basic statistics about states and counties in the United States.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Data from several National Center for Education Statistics sources including: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics.
"The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government."
United States Economic Census
"The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. The Economic Census is conducted every five years, in years ending in '2' and '7.'
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
"Data tables on criminal justice topics from over 100 sources are presented at this indexed and fully searchable site."
Online International Statistical Sources
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
United Nations Data
Portal that retrieves data series from the United Nations System and other international organizations. Sources include FAO, ILO, WHO, and the Human Development Report. Country profiles and glossaries are also provided.
Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (UN Data)
"resents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 53 tables, comprising over 100 indicators, of monthly, quarterly and annual data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic trends and developments, including population, industrial production indices, price indices, employment and earnings, energy, manufacturing, transport, construction, international merchandise trade, finance and national accounts." (UN Data)
Statistics Resource Guide (UNOG Library)
"The United Nations and its Specialized Agencies collect and publish a wide variety of statistical information on the topics related to the work of the organization. This guide will help you find resources focusing on statistical information. It provides links to major organizations" (UNRIC)
Print Statitical Guides
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Call Number: Located behind the Research assistance desk and online, below
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. 2011 will be the last Stat Ab, as Congress has defunded it.