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Statistical Sources

Introduction

Summer 2010

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Statistical Sources

This guide contains links and references to a variety of statistical sources, databases, and collections.

Keywords – statistics, data, databases, demographics

By Stuart Basefsky
Updated by James Del Rosso

Starting Points

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Statistical Universe

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3160574

Note: Access via CU Library

Provides broadest possible access to U.S., International, State, Local, and Privately produced statistical information indexed in the following three publications:

  • American Statistics Index (ASI) U.S. Government gathered and published (includes U.S., International Inter-governmental, State, and Local data)
  • Statistical Reference Index (SRI) Non-governmental and State gathered and published (includes associations, universities, institutes, commercial firms, etc.)
  • Index to International Statistics (IIS) International Inter-governmental Organization gathered and published (user guide).
CISER: Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists

http://www.ciser.cornell.edu/ASPs/datasource.asp

This site contains links to numerous datasets compiled by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER).  The datasets are organized alphabetically, and each listing contains a short description of the data included in the set.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

BLS: Glossary

http://www.bls.gov/bls/glossary.htm

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an extensive glossary of terms used in BLS surveys and publications.
OECD: Glossary of Statistical Terms

http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/

The Glossary contains target definitions, based on existing international statistical guidelines, of the main variables collected by the OECD. It also contains key terminology and concepts used in OECD publications as well as commonly used acronyms.
Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=encyclopedia+of+statistical+sciences&Search_Code=TALL&PID=28973&SEQ=20060801144320&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference QA276.14 .E56 1997
Math Library Reference QA276.14 .E5 Dictionary (2006 Edition)

New York: Wiley

This 9000+ page encyclopedia provides information about an extensive selction of topics concerned with statistical theory and the applications of statistical methods.  It is intended primarily for readers who do not have detailed information about the topics but encounter references that they wish to understand.

Databases

CEIC Data

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6040839

Cornell University community only

CEIC Data provides access to 1.2 million macro-economic time series and statistics from over 50 countries.   The number and historical depth vary by country for the employment and labor-related series, but this is an incredibly rich database.  In-depth data is available for China. 

Census: United States Historical Census Browser (U of VA)

http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

From the Geostat Center, University of Virginia Library, the data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.  Users can examine state and county topics for individual census years and state and county topics over time.  The data presented describe the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960.
OECD: Stat Web Browser

http://stats.oecd.org/wbos/Default.aspx

OECD.Stat is the OECD's statistical data warehouse. It provide a single access point for statistical data and metadata across the Organisation. Validated statistical data and metadata are replicated from the various directorates' "production" databases into OECD.Stat. See--USER GUIDE
EIU countrydata

http://www.eiu.com/site_info.asp?info_name=corporate_landing_Cornell_University

Cornell University community only

From the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), this is a comprehensive database of economic indicators with historical series, estimates and forecasts, covering 278 series for 117 countries, as well as 40 regional aggregates, over the period 1980 - 2005+. [The number of countries covered, as well as the time period in this database changes over time, usually the numbers increase.]

Fedstats

http://www.fedstats.gov/

Provides access to statistics and information produced by more than 70 U.S. government agencies. Searchable through an A-Z subject index, keyword searching of agency web sites linked to Fedstats, "fast facts" linkage to frequently requested tables from the Statistical Abstract, as well as direct links to agency contacts, news releases, and other navigational and organizational aids.
GenderStats

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTGENDER/EXTANATOOLS/EXTSTATINDDATA/EXTGENDERSTATS/0,,menuPK:3237391~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:3237336,00.html

GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects. The data in each module is presented in ready-to-use format. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or another spreadsheet software) to customize them for their own reports.
ILO: Statistics Portal

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/portal/index.htm

Single source for ILO Statistics created by the ILO's Bureau of Statistics. The above is supplemented by the ILO Library's How To Find Labor Statistics.

International Trade Statistics (from WTO)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5087484

Published: Geneva: World Trade Organization
Description: 1998-

This World Trade Organization site provides WTO trade data and analysis. The Statistics Database allows data retrieval using Trade Profiles by member or observer or interactively using Time Series. The site offers downloadable tables from WTO's International Trade Statistics which cover trade in merchandise and commercial services for the assessment of world trade flows by country, region and main product groups or service categories. Online from 1998 to date, this annual analyzes trade developments and documents them with a detailed appendix. The site also links to other WTO resources as well as to other online sources for trade and economic information.

ILO: Labour Force Surveys Online

http://www.ilo.org/dyn/lfsurvey/lfsurvey.home

Labor Force Surveys by country can be found at this site developed by the ILO Library.

A Labour Force Survey is a standard survey of work-related statistics.Countries and territories included on this page make their Labour Force Surveys available online.
Statistics and meta-data for some countries are also available from the LABORSTA database.

OECD: Statistics Portal

http://www.oecd.org/statsportal/0,2639,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

This source organizes statistical data by topic including labor, education & training, health, social & welfare statistics, industry & services, and more.
Population Reference Bureau

http://www.prb.org/

U.S. population issues, trends, and statistics, in graphics and text, are presented in an easy-to-use format. Selected topics include Marriage and Family, Population Estimates and Projections, Education, Race and Ethnicity, Income and Poverty, Migration, Foreign-Born Population, Children, Older Population, Political Arithmetic, Fertility, Labor Force and Employment, and Mortality. Sources are cited and links to other Web sites provided.
OECD: SourceOECD

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3988241

Cornell University community only

SourceOECD is the online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. SourceOECD, when complete, will comprise 19 Studies by Themes, containing all our monographs and reports; 19 periodicals online; some reference titles online; and the OECD statistical databases online.

Statistical Universe

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3160574

Note: Access via CU Library

Provides broadest possible access to U.S., International, State, Local, and Privately produced statistical information indexed in the following three publications:

  • American Statistics Index (ASI) U.S. Government gathered and published (includes U.S., International Inter-governmental, State, and Local data)
  • Statistical Reference Index (SRI) Non-governmental and State gathered and published (includes associations, universities, institutes, commercial firms, etc.)
  • Index to International Statistics (IIS) International Inter-governmental Organization gathered and published (user guide).
STAT-USA

http://www.stat-usa.gov/

STAT-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Department of Commerce which provides vital economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Included is the State of the Nation Library containing STAT-USA's extensive collection of over 3,000 files of domestic economic information and the International Trade Library.
Census: Tompkins County - State and County Quick Facts

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36/36109.html

Census: Tompkins County - State and County Quick Facts
Tompkins County Economic Activity Index

http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/economics/tcdex.htm

The Index of Economic Activity in Tompkins County is a composite of five separate data series: (1) The number of jobs in Tompkins County (2) Retail sales in Tompkins County adjusted for inflation (3)Commercial and industrial electric use in Tompkins County (4) The number of home sales in Tompkins County (5) Help wanted advertising in the Ithaca Journal.
Un Comtrade (UN Statistics)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5017389

Title: UN comtrade [electronic resource]/ United Nations Statistics Division.
Published: New York: United Nations
Description: Began in 2003.

Annual international trade statistics, provided by over 130 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country to the United Nations, are stored in UN COMTRADE, a computerized data base system, all values are converted in US dollars and metric units, the coverage dates as far back as 1962.

WDI Online (World Development Indicators)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5351648

Cornell University community only

WDI Online (from the World Bank Group) is a comprehensive database on development data covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years (starting in 1960 where data are available).

Books

Census: Statistical Abstract of the United States

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

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.  Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.  Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/2103868

This publication provides statistical information on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States from colonial times until 1970.
County and City Extra: Annual Metro, City and County Data Book

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/24807687

This publication provides the most up-to-date statistical information for every state, county, metropolitan area, and congressional district, and for all cities in the United States with a population of 25,000 or more.
State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.
Bulletin of Labour Statistics

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://www.cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/1537758

The Bulletin of Labour Statistics is publish quarterly, and presents articles and notes relevant to the production and analysis of labor statistics, as well as extracts from the International Labour Office database LABORSTA, giving the most recent time series on employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages and consumer price indices available to the ILO.
ILO: Key Indicators of the Labour Market

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/kilm/

Cornell University community only

This publication is an easily accessible, reliable, and user-friendly tool providing timely information on labor markets.  It compiles data from hundreds of countries on workforce participation, employment and unemployment indicators, education, wages, productivity, market flows, poverty, and income distribution.

Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/38961459

HD6508.H66 U58; HD6508.H66 U58

Hirsch,Barry T. and David A. Macpherson (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

 

Every year the Current Population Survey (a joint U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census survey) provides broad statistics in its Union Members survey. This publication contains more detailed statistics derived from that survey. Its companion volume, Additional Earnings and Union Membership Data, ILR Reference HD6508 .H66 U59, has information from other BLS sources on occupational wages. It also contains information on NLRB elections.

Government

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

ILR School (Cornell): Most Requested Government Statistics (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/subjectguides/governmentstatistics.html

This helpful guide, created by the Catherwood Library’s Stuart Basefsky, is a quick finding aid to industrial and labor relations-related statistics organized by the U.S. agency that produces the data. Includes the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Reserve Board, National Center for Education Statistics, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Social Security Administration.
IRS: Tax Statistics

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/index.html

Here you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system. This data is extremely useful for scholarly and policy research.
New York State Data Center

http://www.nylovesbiz.com/nysdc/default.asp

The State Data Center, a cooperative program with the U.S. Bureau of the Census for managing the dissemination of census, state and federal statistical information, is part of the New York State Department of Economic Development, Bureau of Economic and Demographic Information. It is New York's primary repository of Decennial Census data. This page provides broad access to statistical series for and about New York's population and economy. It is constantly being updated to include new items. It also includes a directory of state data affiliates resources, links to other data resources, and announcements of upcoming conferences.
OECD: Worldwide Statistical Sources

http://stats.oecd.org/source/

One can browse by Country or seek statistical sources of International Organizations or find Other Data Sources selected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Date (OECD)
STAT-USA

http://www.stat-usa.gov/

STAT-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Department of Commerce which provides vital economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Included is the State of the Nation Library containing STAT-USA's extensive collection of over 3,000 files of domestic economic information and the International Trade Library.

Web Sites

Census: United States Historical Census Browser (U of VA)

http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/

From the Geostat Center, University of Virginia Library, the data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.  Users can examine state and county topics for individual census years and state and county topics over time.  The data presented describe the population and economy of U.S. states and counties from 1790 to 1960.
Eurostat - Statistical Office of the European Communities - Home Page

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1090,30070682,1090_33076576&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

From the Statistical Office of the European Communities, whose mission is to gather and analyze figures from the different European statistics offices in order to provide comparable and harmonized data to the European Institutions so they can define, implement and analyze Community policies.  Site provides direct access to the latest and most complete statistical information available on the European Union, the EU Member States, the euro-zone and other countries.

Choose Dutch, English, or French. Choose online statistical publications and indicators for statistics about European Union countries. View press releases, statistical news, and on-line catalogues. Find out about the statistical information service provided.

OECD: Worldwide Statistical Sources

http://stats.oecd.org/source/

One can browse by Country or seek statistical sources of International Organizations or find Other Data Sources selected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Date (OECD)
CISER: Internet Data Sources for Social Scientists

http://www.ciser.cornell.edu/ASPs/datasource.asp

This site contains links to numerous datasets compiled by the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER).  The datasets are organized alphabetically, and each listing contains a short description of the data included in the set.
Census: Data Ferret

http://dataferrett.census.gov/

Ferret was developed to provide one-stop access to statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Allows users to locate current and historical information from these sources, get tabulations for specific information, make comparisons between different data sets, create simple tables and download large amounts of data to desktop and larger computers for custom reports.
Demographic Data Viewer

http://plue.sedac.ciesin.org/plue/ddviewer/

Create maps and calculate statistics for 220 demographic variables from the 1990 U.S. Census. DDViewer will map counties, county subdivisions, census tracts, or block groups.
ILR School (Cornell): Most Requested Government Statistics (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/research/subjectguides/governmentstatistics.html

This helpful guide, created by the Catherwood Library’s Stuart Basefsky, is a quick finding aid to industrial and labor relations-related statistics organized by the U.S. agency that produces the data. Includes the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Federal Reserve Board, National Center for Education Statistics, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Social Security Administration.
Census: Statistical Agencies by Country

http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

Provides links to statistical agencies of most countries.
Statistical Data Locators

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/lib/stat/statdata.htm

From the Nanyang Technological University Library. Provides links to statistical sources organized by continent. Also provides subject guides, bibliographies and financial data for different countries.
Statistics Canada

http://www.statcan.ca/start.html

Easy-to-use site for Canadian statistics.
Unionstats.com

http://www.unionstats.com

Compiled from Current Population Survey, data by Barry Hirsch, Trinity University and David Macpherson, Florida State UniversityThis web site provides detailed union membership, coverage, and density estimates from the Current Population Survey. The CPS is the survey from which the Union Membership Annual is published, but Unionstats.com is the only source that contains detailed estimates from the CPS data. Broad industry and sector data are available from as far back as 1973. Detailed geographic location, industry, and occupation data are available from the mid-1980s. MSExcel downloads are possible.
Whitehouse: Economic Statistics Briefing Room

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html

Easy access to statistics on production, sales, orders, inventories, income, expenditures, wealth, employment, unemployment, earnings, prices, money, credit, interest, transportation, international.
Whitehouse: Social Statistics Briefing Room

http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/ssbr.html

Easy access to statistics on crime, demographics, education, and health.

Associations and Organizations

OECD: Worldwide Statistical Sources

http://stats.oecd.org/source/

One can browse by Country or seek statistical sources of International Organizations or find Other Data Sources selected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Date (OECD)

Directories

Census: Statistical Agencies by Country

http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

Provides links to statistical agencies of most countries.

News

BEA: Current Releases

http://www.bea.gov/bea/rels.htm

The most recent statistical releases from the Bureau of Economic Analysis are found here.
BLS: What's New from BLS

http://www.bls.gov/bls/whatsnew.htm

The latest statistical releases from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are reported on this page.

NCES: What's New

http://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/

The most recent statistical releases from the National Center for Education Statistics are found here.
NSF: Detailed Statistical Tables

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TypeID=1

The latest Detailed Statistical Tables from the National Science Foundation are found here.
NSF: InfoBriefs

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TypeID=5

The latest InfoBriefs produced by the National Science Foundation are found here. Often earnings and other work-related information in science and engineering are made available.
NSF: Special Reports

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/showpub.cfm?TypeID=4

The latest Special Reports from the National Science Foundation are found here. Among these are reports on Women, Minorities, Persons with Disabilities and other Science and Engineering Indicators of interest to people studying the workplace.
State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.

Statistics and Data

BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

CEIC Data

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6040839

Cornell University community only

CEIC Data provides access to 1.2 million macro-economic time series and statistics from over 50 countries.   The number and historical depth vary by country for the employment and labor-related series, but this is an incredibly rich database.  In-depth data is available for China. 

Census: Statistical Agencies by Country

http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

Provides links to statistical agencies of most countries.
EIU countrydata

http://www.eiu.com/site_info.asp?info_name=corporate_landing_Cornell_University

Cornell University community only

From the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), this is a comprehensive database of economic indicators with historical series, estimates and forecasts, covering 278 series for 117 countries, as well as 40 regional aggregates, over the period 1980 - 2005+. [The number of countries covered, as well as the time period in this database changes over time, usually the numbers increase.]

ILO: Key Indicators of the Labour Market

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/strat/kilm/

Cornell University community only

This publication is an easily accessible, reliable, and user-friendly tool providing timely information on labor markets.  It compiles data from hundreds of countries on workforce participation, employment and unemployment indicators, education, wages, productivity, market flows, poverty, and income distribution.

IRS: Tax Statistics

http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/index.html

Here you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system. This data is extremely useful for scholarly and policy research.
OECD: SourceOECD

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3988241

Cornell University community only

SourceOECD is the online publications portal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. SourceOECD, when complete, will comprise 19 Studies by Themes, containing all our monographs and reports; 19 periodicals online; some reference titles online; and the OECD statistical databases online.

OECD: Stat Web Browser

http://stats.oecd.org/wbos/Default.aspx

OECD.Stat is the OECD's statistical data warehouse. It provide a single access point for statistical data and metadata across the Organisation. Validated statistical data and metadata are replicated from the various directorates' "production" databases into OECD.Stat. See--USER GUIDE
State Profiles: NY/NJ

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/22256572

The State Profile Series: New York & New Jersey contains some of the Woods & Poole Economics, Inc. regional data and projections for the states of New York and New Jersey, and all Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs), and counties in those states.
STAT-USA

http://www.stat-usa.gov/

STAT-USA is an agency in the Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. Department of Commerce which provides vital economic, business, and international trade information produced by the U.S. Government. Included is the State of the Nation Library containing STAT-USA's extensive collection of over 3,000 files of domestic economic information and the International Trade Library.
Union Membership and Earnings Data Book: Compilations from the Current Population Survey

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/38961459

HD6508.H66 U58; HD6508.H66 U58

Hirsch,Barry T. and David A. Macpherson (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

 

Every year the Current Population Survey (a joint U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census survey) provides broad statistics in its Union Members survey. This publication contains more detailed statistics derived from that survey. Its companion volume, Additional Earnings and Union Membership Data, ILR Reference HD6508 .H66 U59, has information from other BLS sources on occupational wages. It also contains information on NLRB elections.

Unionstats.com

http://www.unionstats.com

Compiled from Current Population Survey, data by Barry Hirsch, Trinity University and David Macpherson, Florida State UniversityThis web site provides detailed union membership, coverage, and density estimates from the Current Population Survey. The CPS is the survey from which the Union Membership Annual is published, but Unionstats.com is the only source that contains detailed estimates from the CPS data. Broad industry and sector data are available from as far back as 1973. Detailed geographic location, industry, and occupation data are available from the mid-1980s. MSExcel downloads are possible.
WDI Online (World Development Indicators)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5351648

Cornell University community only

WDI Online (from the World Bank Group) is a comprehensive database on development data covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection of development data includes population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators for more than forty years (starting in 1960 where data are available).