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United States Economic Indicators

United States Economic Indicators


The Conference Board
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Produces the Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI), The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI), The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI), and The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence

Federal Research Economic Data (FRED)
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Geography: US
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)
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Geography: US

A digital library of economic history and a repository of the institutional history of the Federal Reserve System.  Provides access to economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System.

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Geography: US

Maximum 3 users at once! Offers thousands of economic census and premium behavioral data variables that can be used when building custom maps and spreadsheet reports.  Register for a free account to save and return to your work..


What are indicators?

They are statistics about economic development or human welfare in a region, often presented as time series data, i.e. data for the same variable captured at different times, usually at a regular frequency, e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. 

Common Economic Indicators Common Social Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), output by sectors, private consumption, retail sales volume, employment, unemployment, average earnings, investment, productivity, inflation, producer input and output prices, current account, volume of trade in goods and services, exports, imports, public debt, and interest rates. Adult literacy, education expenditure, fertility rate, household income and time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour and criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban and rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water and air quality.

Source: A Dictionary of Economics

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