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Office of Entrepreneurship Education | Resources

Whether you are a new business owner or a seasoned professional, a solid understanding your target market and current economic conditions is key to your business' growth and success. Here you will find a collection of resources providing free access to business and economic statistics collected by the U.S. Government.

General Business Data and Statistics | Demographics - People and Population | Consumer Statistics | Economic Indicators | Employment Statistics | Income and Earnings | Money and Interest Rates | Production and Sales Statistics | Trade Statistics

General Business Data and Statistics

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS Codes)
    Standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

  • FedStats
    Provides a full range of official statistical information produced by more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions in the United States.

  • Statistics of U.S. Businesses
    A collection of data files created from the U.S. Census County Business Patterns, an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.

  • Small Business Research and Statistics
    SBA Office of Advocacy provides research reports and statistical information on small businesses conditions in the United States.

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Demographics - People and Population

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Consumer Statistics

  • Consumer Credit Data
    Consumer credit data provided by the Federal Reserve Statistical Release.

  • Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft
    Includes consumer fraud and identity theft complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and both U.S. and Canadian federal, state and non-governmental organizations.

  • Consumer Product-Related Statistics
    Reports showing statistics related to children's products, child poisonings, CO (Carbon Monoxide) poisonings and other products.

  • Inflation and Consumer Statistics
    Lists of indexes offered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that measure different aspects of inflation.

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Economic Indicators

  • Beige Book: Current Economic Conditions
    This report is published after each Federal Reserve Bank gathers information on current economic conditions in its district through reports from bank and branch directors and interviews with key business contacts and other sources.

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Access to national, international, regional and industy economic accounts data.

  • Consumer Price Index
    The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

  • Economic Census
    The Economic Census profiles American business every five years, from the national to the local level.

  • Economic Indicators
    The purpose of these links is to provide timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Economic Report of the President
    This 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.

  • FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data
    This is an informative database of more than 13,000 U.S. economic time series.

  • Major Economic Indicators
    Reports include consumer price index, producer price index, real earnings and others.

  • Producer Price Indexes
    The Producer Price Index (PPI) program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.

  • Reports on the U.S. Economy
    These reports provide broad and targeted economic data, analyses and forecasts for use by government agencies, businesses and others.

  • U.S. Economic Indicators, 1998 - Present
    This browse page provides access to monthly Economic Indicators from January 1998 forward. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

  • White House Issues
    This provides easy access to the White House plan for improving our economy

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Employment Statistics

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Income and Earnings

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Money and Interest Rates

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Production and Sales Statistics

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Trade Statistics

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