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Most Requested Government Statistics by Agency

Introduction

This guide is designed to aid the novice as well as the advanced researcher to the "most often requested" statistical information produced by U.S. governmental agencies.

Prepared by Stuart Basefsky.
Updated by Mary Newhart, July 2006

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.

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/index.htm

On March 1, 2003, service and benefit functions of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities.  For additional immigration statistics, see Office of Immigration Statistics.
USCIS: This is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

Provides information on the USCIS, including the transition from Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Along with links to local offices, forms, and call centers.
Immigration Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/immigration.shtm

The Department of Homeland Security provides a listing of the Most Recent Statistical Reports related to immigration. See the left margin for additional material and publications.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

BEA - Bureau of Economic Analysis

http://www.bea.gov/

The Bureau of Economic Analysis promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce.  Site provides information on Gross Domestic Product, Personal Income and Outlays, State and Local Personal Income, Gross State Product, International Trade, Goods and Services, Annual Industry Accounts, and more.
BEA: News Room

http://www.bea.gov/bea/newsroom/index.htm

Provides the latest and most sought after information from BEA and includes a news release schedule and sign-up for email notification.
BEA: Overview of the Economy: Perspective from the BEA Accounts

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

The data on this page are drawn from featured BEA economic accounts.  Data are also available as a summary XLS table.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

BLS: Productivity and Costs Data

http://www.bls.gov/lpc/

Two BLS programs develop productivity and cost data for elements of the U.S. economy, the Major Sector Productivity and Costs program and the Industry Productivity and Costs program. Indexes of labor productivity show changes in the ratio of output to hours of labor input. These measures are used in economic analysis, public and private policymaking and forecasting and analysis of prices, wages, and technological change.
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.

BLS: Get Detailed Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/data/home.htm

Provides tools for managing data, listing of Overall Most Requested BLS Statistics, Series Report shortcut, and a link to discontinued databases.
BLS: American Time Use Survey

http://www.bls.gov/tus/

The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, commuting, and socializing.
BLS: Consumer Expenditure Survey

http://www.bls.gov/cex/

The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys collected for the BLS by the Census Bureau - the quarterly Interview survey and the Diary survey - that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit characteristics.
BLS: Economic News Release

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

Provides links to key statistics from BLS.
BLS: Consumer Price Index

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.toc.htm

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.
BLS: Employment Cost Index

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/eci.toc.htm

The Employment Cost Index (ECI) is a measure of the change in the cost of labor, free from the influence of employment shifts among occupations and industries.  The compensation series includes changes in wages and salaries and employer costs for employee benefits.  The wage and salary series and the benefit cost series provide the changes for the two components of compensation.
BLS: Employment Situation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.toc.htm

This news release presents statistics from two major surveys, the Current Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics survey (establishment survey).
BLS: Local Area Unemployment Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for Census regions and divisions, States, counties, metropolitan areas, and many cities, by place of residence.
BLS: Producer Price Index

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ppi.toc.htm

The Producer Price Index (PPI) is a family of indexes that measure the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers of goods and services.  PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller.
BLS: Real Earnings

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/realer.toc.htm

The earnings series presented in this release are derived from the BLS Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey, a monthly establishment survey of employment, payroll, and hours.  The deflator used for constant-dollar earnings series presented in this release is derived from the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
BLS: U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ximpim.toc.htm

The primary use of the indexes is to deflate trade statistics, notably the foreign trade sector of the National Income and Product Accounts constructed by the Department of Commerce.

Census Bureau

Census - United States Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov/

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  The Bureau adds new material continually. If one wishes to monitor the new kinds of data becoming available, frequent trips to the "new on this site" page and "latest news releases" will be necessary.

Census: Data Access Tools

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

Provides interactive applications, software, tools, and direct file access to datasets.
Census: American Community Survey

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

The American Community Survey is a new nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.  It will replace the long form in future censuses and is a critical element in the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census plan.
Census: American Fact Finder

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

This interactive application supports the Economic Census, the American Community Survey, the 1990 Census, Census 2000 and the latest Population Estimates.
Census: American Housing Survey

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/ahs/ahs.html

The American Housing Survey (AHS) collects data on the Nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.
Census: Age Data

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/age.html

Census: Age Data
Census: Annual Survey of Manufactures

http://www.census.gov/econ/overview/ma0300.html

The purpose of the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) is to provide key intercensal measures of manufacturing activity, products, and location for the public and private sectors.
Census: Children

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/children.html

Information about children from several data sources.
Census: County and City Data Book: 2000

http://www.census.gov/prod/www/ccdb.html

For past editions of the Data Book, see the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center, University of Virginia Library, County and City Data Books.
Census: County Business Patterns

http://www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/cbpview.html

County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides sub-national economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas, analyzing economic changes over time, and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning.

Census: Current Industrial Reports (CIRs)

http://www.census.gov/cir/www/index.html

Since 1904, the Current Industrial Report (CIR) program has been providing monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity. The primary objective of the CIR program is to produce timely, accurate data on production and shipments of selected products.
Census: Current Population Survey

http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/cpsmain.htm

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.   The CPS is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population.
Census: Disability Data

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/disability/disability.html

This site includes data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,(including statistics on employment and disability), work disability data from the March Current Population Survey, data from the 1990 Census on the characteristics of persons with disabilities by state, metropolitan area, and county, and model-based estimates of the prevalence of specific disabilities for states and counties. Also included are other Census Bureau sites with disability data, and related Internet sites.

Census: Economic Census

http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/guide/

The Economic Census provides a detailed portrait of the Nation's economy once every five years, from the national to the local level.  Site provides information and data from the 2002 Economic Census, a link to the 1997 Economic Census is provided.
Census: Economy-Wide

http://www.census.gov/econ/www/widemenu.html

Links to Census economic data by topic.
Census: Families and Living Arrangements

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html

Demographic characteristics of households and families are collected annually in the March Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation. Detailed information from recent surveys and historical trends in selected topics are listed.
Census: Federal, State, and Local Governments

http://www.census.gov/govs/www/

Links to Census Bureau programs and data covering local, state and Federal agencies and activities.
Census: Foreign-Born Population Data

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/foreign.html

Data on United States Foreign Born population.
Census: Geographical Mobility/Migration

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/migrate.html

From the U.S. Census Bureau, provides four unrelated sources of migration data: Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation; Population Estimates and Projections; and information from the Decennial Census.

Census: Health Insurance Data

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/hlthins/hlthins.html

Data and information on Health Insurance from several sources, includes health insurance definitions.
Census: Income

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/income.html

Data and statistics on Income from the U.S. Census Bureau.

See:
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States – U.S. Census Bureau: 2003, 2004, 2005

Census: International Programs Center (IPC)

http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/

The International Programs Center (IPC), part of the Population Division of the Census Bureau, conducts demographic and socioeconomic studies and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products.  Provides world population information and population clocks.
Census: Journey to Work and Place of Work

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/journey.html

Includes historical time series.
Census: Non-Employer Statistics

http://www.census.gov/epcd/nonemployer/index.html

Nonemployer Statistics summarizes the number of establishments and sales or receipts of businesses without paid employees that are subject to federal income tax. Most nonemployers are self-employed individuals operating very small unincorporated businesses, which may or may not be the owner’s principal source of income.
Census: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.
Census: North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/napcs/napcs.htm

In February 1999, the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States launched a joint multi-phase initiative to develop a comprehensive demand-oriented product classification, known as the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS).
Census: Population Projections

http://www.census.gov/population/www/projections/popproj.html

The Population Projections Program creates projections of the resident population for the United States and for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Census: Poverty Data

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html

Data and information on poverty from several sources, includes definitions and poverty thresholds.
Census: State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

http://www.census.gov/statab/www/smadb.html

The Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included.
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.
Census: Statistical Agencies by Country

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

Provides links to statistical agencies of most countries.
Census: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

http://www.census.gov/csd/susb/index.html

Tabulates the following key economic data items: Companies, Establishments, Employment, and Annual Payroll.
Census: Voting and Registration

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html

Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
Census: Working at Home Data

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/workathome.html

Links to data and information on working at home.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
EEOC: Statistics

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/index.html

Statistics that reflect charges of employment discrimination filed with the EEOC, and the resolution of those charges.

EEOC: Enforcement Statistics and Litigation

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/enforcement.html

The tables presented on this page reflect charges of employment discrimination and resolutions under each of the statutes enforced by the Commission, and by the various types of discrimination.
EEOC: Job Patterns for Minorities And Women In Private Industry (EEO-1)

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/jobpat/jobpat.html

As part of its mandate under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires periodic reports from public and private employers, and unions and labor organizations which indicate the composition of their work forces by sex and by race/ethnic category. Key among these reports is the EEO-1, which is collected annually from Private employers with 100 or more employees or federal contractors with 50 more employees. In 2003, over 40,000 employers with more than 50 million employees filed EEO-1 reports.
EEOC: Census 2000 Special EEO File: Tables for Race and Ethic Distributions in the United States

http://www.eeoc.gov/stats/census/index.html

A Consortium of Federal agencies consisting of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) entered into a reimbursable agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau (the Bureau) to construct the Census 2000 Special EEO File. The basic File was released in December 2003 and contains data similar to that in comparable files from the 1970, 1980 and 1990 censuses. The Special EEO File will serve as the primary external benchmark for comparing the racial, ethnic and gender composition of an internal workforce, within a specified geography and job category, and the analogous external labor market.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve - Federal Reserve Board

http://www.federalreserve.gov/

The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Today the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: (1) conducting the nation's monetary policy; (2) supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers; (3) maintaining the stability of the financial system; and (4) providing certain financial services to the U.S. government, the public, financial institutions, and foreign official institutions.
Federal Reserve: Economic Research and Data

http://www.federalreserve.gov/rnd.htm

Links to publications and data available on the Federal Reserve site.
Federal Reserve: Statistics: Releases and Historical Data

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/

Links to most Federal Reserve data can be found on this page.
Federal Reserve: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization: G.17

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/G17/

The Federal Reserve's monthly index of industrial production and the related capacity indexes and capacity utilization rates cover manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities.

Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS)

DHS: Immigration Statistics (Department of Homeland Security)

http://www.dhs.gov/ximgtn/statistics/

From the Office of Immigration Statistics, Departmetn of Homeland Security, data and statistics.
USCIS: Data and Statistics

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/shared/statistics/data/index.htm

Provides links to the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, Profiles on Legal Permanent Residents, Profiles on Naturalized Citizens, and Mapping Immigration.
USCIS: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/shared/statistics/yearbook/index.htm

The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence, were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis, applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

NCES - National Center for Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.  Publications and Products Search page provides a quick way of locating information.
NCES: Tables and Figures

http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/

This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts published in the inventory of NCES' Education Statistics Quarterly; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Postsecondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publications. 
NCES: Condition of Education

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/

This website is an integrated collection of the indicators and analyses published in The Condition of Education 2000–2006. Some indicators may have been updated since they appeared in print.
NCES: Digest of Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/

The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
NCES: International Comparisons in Education

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/

NCES supports a variety of activities to provide statistical data for cross-national comparisons of education. These activities focus on 2 major areas: indicators and assessments.
NCES: Projections of Education Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/projections/

Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting institutions.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

CDC: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

The National Center for Health Statistics' is the Nation’s principal health statistics agency; they compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the Nation’s people.
CDC: National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is the principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States and is one of the major data collection programs of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA: Statistics and Data

http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/

Data about OSHA inspections and investigations can be searched by establishment, industry, and OSHA standards.  Other statistics are also available.
OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/

OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.  The web site offers portal pages for Workers, Teen Workers, Small Business owners, Hispanic workers and employers, and Spanish-speaking workers.  There is a wealth of content, including the text of laws, regulations, and other legal directives; field inspection and technical  manuals; statistics and enforcement data; compliance tools, including forms, facts sheets, and information on workplace hazards.  Web site can be searched by keyword or through an alphabetical index.
OSHA: Laws, Regulations, and Interpretations

http://www.osha.gov/comp-links.html

A comprehensive and easy to use resource for current OSHA standards and enforcement-related information.
OSHA: WorkPlace Injury, Illness and Fatality Statistics

http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/work.html

Provides data on injury/illness incidence rates, characteristics, and fatalities.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

OPM - Office of Personnel Management

http://www.opm.gov/

The mission of the Office of Personnel Management is to ensure the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce.
OPM: Human Resource Tools & Resources

http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/

Ready reference for human resource professionals, managers, and executives.  Includes calculators and tables.
OPM: Federal Employment Statistics

http://www.opm.gov/feddata/

Authoritative source for statistical information on the size and composition of the Federal civilian workforce.
OPM: Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program

http://www.opm.gov/feorpreports/

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management OPM has the responsibility to annually report to Congress on progress under the Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program (FEORP). The report is prepared in compliance with the law (5 U.S.C. 7201 and 5 CFR Part 720, Subpart B) and contains information on the representation of minorities within the Federal Government and best practices of Federal agencies.
OPM: Retirement Statistics

http://www.opm.gov/feddata/retire/

Federal employment statistics relating to retirement.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

SSA - Social Security Administration

http://www.ssa.gov/

The Social Security Administration manages the Nation's social insurance program, consisting of retirement, survivors, and disability insurance programs, commonly known as Social Security. It also administers the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind, and disabled. The Administration is responsible for studying the problems of poverty and economic insecurity among Americans and making recommendations on effective methods for solving these problems through social insurance. The Administration also assigns Social Security numbers to U.S. citizens and maintains earnings records for workers under their Social Security numbers.
SSA: Data

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data.html

The Office of Policy is the agency's source for statistics on the impact and operations of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs and on the earnings of the working and beneficiary populations. The office develops and maintains a series of detailed statistical databases, prepares a broad range of statistical tables, produces statistical compilations and publications both in print and on the Internet, and develops information for special requests on current policy issues.
SSA: Annual Statistical Supplement

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/

SSA: Annual Statistical Supplement
SSA: Data Alphabetically

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_alpha.html

SSA: Data Alphabetically
SSA: Data by Date

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_date.html

SSA: Data by Date
SSA: Data by Subject

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_subject.html

SSA: Data by Subject
SSA: Data by Type

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_type.html

SSA: Data by Type
SSA: Disability (DI and SSI)

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/data_sub12.html

SSA: Disability (DI and SSI)
SSA: Statistical Compilations

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/

Includes number of Social Security beneficiaries.

Additional Resources

American Communities Project

http://mumford.albany.edu/census/

The American Communities Project offers information and analyses of how the racial and ethnic composition of metropolitan areas has shifted in the last ten years, and how increasing diversity is experienced at the level of local neighborhoods. This website was created by Dr. John Logan and a team under his direction, while he was Director of the Lewis Mumford Center at the University at Albany. Dr. Logan continues this research as a faculty associate of the Mumford Center and as Professor of Sociology at Brown University.  Researchers will find data to analyze racial and ethnic composition and segregation of metropolitan areas using 1990 and 2000 Census data. 
Census: County and City Data Books (U of VA)

http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/collections/stats/ccdb/

From the Geospatial and Statistical Data Center, University of Virginia Library. This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets. The County and City Data Book 2000 Edition is available in PDF format on the Census Bureau website.
Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations

http://www.gpo.gov/davisbacon/index.html

From the Government Printing Office, the Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations contained on this site are wage determinations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon and related Acts. The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor determines prevailing wage rates to be paid on federally funded or assisted construction projects.
Economic Report of the President

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/index.html

The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. Current and previous years are provided.
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.

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