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Business and Public Management -

Economics & Statistics

Websites Books Databases Catalog


The websites listed are not the only websites available for economics or statistical information. For a complete list of websites recommended by the business librarian, please refer to the master list found in the Economic and Statistics Recommended Websites section of our business and public management webpages.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence the decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 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.


FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government.  Through convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies, this site provides data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Resources for Economists on the Internet

This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections, available on the Internet, of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.

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The following list of titles may be found in the Business Reference Department of the Spencer Road Branch Library. To locate other print resources on economics and statistics, please search the library's catalog.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
R 317.3 United
Published by the Federal Government, this book contains many statistics that are compiled by the government. The most relevant for business are the sections on Labor Force, Employment and Earnings, Income Expenditures, and Wealth, Prices, Business Enterprise, Manufactures, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Banking, Finance and Insurance.

Schaum's Outline of Business Statistics
519.50246 Kazmier
This book gives comprehensive coverage of business statistics. Everything from the definitions of data to how they are computed are presented in this book.

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The library district subscribes to several online databases that may help you with your research. Those with a "Remote Access" button can be used from your home computer with a valid library card.

Following the link to the electronic databases will take you out of the Business & Public Management web pages and into the main library pages.

For information regarding economics and statistics, you may want to try DemographicsNow.

With Demographics Now you are able to find out information about your targeted marketing location. How much money do people in a certain radius spend on clothing? You can find this type of information and much more using Demographics Now.

This is not the only database available to assist you, please check out the entire list of databases to see if there is something that better meets your needs.

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When searching the catalog for books on economics or statistics you may want to do a subject or title keyword search using one or more of the following terms:

home economics
missouri population statistics
united states economic conditions

Following the link to the library's catalog will take you out of the Business & Public Management web pages and into the main library pages.

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