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Business Resources

Bureau of Economic Analysis
http://www.bea.gov/index.htm

Provides estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (US) Data Page
http://www.bls.gov/data/

Provides essential statistical data in the broad field of labor,including employment and unemployment, wages, inflation and consumer spending, productivity, safety and health, and business costs.

Census Bureau Economic Programs
http://www.census.gov/econ/index.html

Contains publications and economic data related to business and industry, in sectors such as construction, manufacturing, services, transportation, wholesale and retail trade, and more. Data is available at the national level, and frequently for smaller geographic areas as well.

Consumer Price Index
http://stats.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm

Contains data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. As the most widely used measure of inflation, the CPI is an indicator of the effectiveness of government policy.

Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov/

Provides information promoting economic growth, job creation, innovation, stewardship, free trade, sustainable development, and improved living standards for all Americans.

Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

Provides information on wages, benefits, training, unemployment insurance, equal employment opportunity, disability resources, workers' compensation and more.

FedBizOpps: Federal Business Opportunities
https://www.fbo.gov/index?cck=1&au=&ck=

Provides an online listing of Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Formerly known as Commerce Business Daily.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

The Handbook provides detailed descriptions of job tasks,educational and training requirements, typical earnings, expected job prospects,and working conditions.

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/

Provides information on starting, financing and managing a business, as well as business opportunities with the government, and assistance in recovering from a national disaster.

STAT-USA Alternatives
These sites provide links to the content formerly available through STAT-USA, which closed in 2010.
  • STAT-USA Links to Sources
    http://libguides.lib.ucf.edu/statusa

    Guide from the University of Central Florida - very comprehensive.


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