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US Economic Indicators

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Internet

CPI Detailed Report from Bureau of Labor Statistics (ProQuest)
CPI data for all regions and items.

CPI Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Current Labor Statistics from Monthly Labor Review
CPI data for selected items and regions. Also available in print (see below).
Special Directions: select the link to the PDF version of the current labor statistics tables.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
CPI data in Section 15 - Prices. Data up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
CPI data in Section 15 - Prices. Data up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Producer Price Index (PPI)

Internet
PPI Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Current Labor Statistics from Monthly Labor Review
PPI data for selected items. Also available in print (see below).
Special Directions: select the link to the PDF version of the current labor statistics tables.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
PPI data in Section 15 - Prices. Includes selected items. Provides data up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
PPI data in Section 15 - Prices. Includes selected items. Provides data up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) & Gross National Product (GNP)

Internet

GDP Data from Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • "GDP news release" for latest quarterly GDP and GNP data.
  • "Selected NIPA Tables" for GDP, GNP, implicit price deflators, and GDP by product and sector.
  • Available in print in the Survey of Current Business (see below).

GDP Data by Industry from Bureau of Economic Analysis
GDP data by industry.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Section 14 GDP data: Income, Expenditures and Wealth. Data up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
PPI data in Section 14 - Income, Expenditures and Wealth. GDP, GNP, and GDP by industry, product and sector. Provides data up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Business Cycle Indicators (Leading, Coincident and Lagging)

Internet

Business Cycle Indicators from the Conference Board
Data, charts and commentary for official US leading, coincident, and lagging indexes.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Conference Board's business cycle indicators data: Section 17 - Business Enterprise. Data up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions
Dates and durations of business cycle expansions and contractions from 1854 through the present.

Print

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Conference Board's business cycle indicators data from Section 17 - Business Enterprise. Provides data up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia
Theoretical analysis of business cycles, recessions, depressions, financial panics and crises. Historical events like Great Depression.
Location: REF HB 3711 .B936 1997

Employment and Unemployment

Internet

Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Current Labor Statistics from Monthly Labor Review
Employment and unemployment data, including hours, earnings, and employment cost index.
Special Directions: select the link to the PDF version of the current labor statistics tables.
Also available in print (see below).

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Retrieve employment data from Section 13 - Labor Force, Employment and Earnings, for employment, unemployment, hours, earnings, productivity, unions and work stoppages data. Up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Section 13 - Labor Force, Employment and Earnings, for employment, unemployment, hours, earnings, productivity, unions and work stoppages data. Up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Economic Indicators Handbook
Unemployment data in Chapter 4 - Indicators of Employment. Employment data in Chapter 5 - Indicators of Labor and Employment. Through the previous year.
Location: REF HC 103 .E26

Construction and Housing

Internet

Construction Statistics from US Census Bureau
New residential construction, new residential sales, value of construction put in place, new housing characteristics, and manufactured housing and residential improvements data. Census of construction and profile of homebuilding industry.

Housing Topics from US Census Bureau
Housing data, including American Housing Survey, homeownership, housing affordability and housing vacancy.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Section 25 - Construction and Housing. Construction costs and value, new housing units' characteristics, housing sale prices, home buyers' characteristics, housing inventories, vacancy rates, homeownership, home improvements, appliances used, and commercial buildings. Up to the previous year. Also available in print (see below).

House Price Index (HPI)
From the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.

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Statistical Abstract of the United States
Section 25 - Construction and Housing. Construction costs and value, new housing units' characteristics, housing sale prices, home buyers' characteristics, housing inventories, vacancy rates, homeownership, home improvements, appliances used, and commercial buildings. Up to the previous year. Also available online (see above).
Location: REF HA 202 .U65

Stock Market Indexes

Internet

Standard & Poor's Index Services
S & P indexes, including current values, returns, earnings, news releases and listed companies.

Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes. For data specific to Industrial, Transportation and Utilities Averages, visit Dow Jones Averages page. Data from 1896.

Major Market Indexes from BigCharts
Quotes and historical charts for major market indexes, including Dow Jones, S & P and Nasdaq.

Stock Markets Chart Room from Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economic Network
Charts on S & P indexes. Charts for Dow Jones Industrials Average and S & P 500 Index from 1920 on in Economic History section.

Quicken Markets
Major market indexes, including Dow Jones, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and S & P.

Major US Indices from Yahoo! Finance
Major market indexes, including Dow Jones, New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and S & P.

Nasdaq and American Stock Exchange (AMEX) Market Indices

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Economic Indicators Handbook
American Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange data in Chapter 8. S & P's index data in Chapter 3.
Location: REF HC 103 .E26

SBBI (Stocks, Bonds, Bills and Inflation) Yearbook
Performance of capital markets from 1926 through the present. Total returns and index values for large and small company stocks, long-term corporate bonds, long- and intermediate-term government bonds, Treasury bills and inflation.
Location: REF HG 4501 .S7949


Research Tips

Take a look at Finance & Investment Subject Guide for additional research information.

International Economic Indicators

Internet

OECD Economic Surveys from SourceOECD
Economic performance of OECD member countries and some non-member countries.
Special Directions: select "Periodicals" from the menu at the top of SourceOECD's home page, select another link to "Periodicals" from the menu on the left, and choose "OECD Economic Surveys" from the list.

Department of State Reports

Links to National Statistical Agencies
Links to web sites of official statistical agencies for other countries.

Country Data from the World Bank Group
Country-specific economic and social statistics.

The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective
Development of world economy for past 2000 years. Statistics, including growth, GDP and population since the year 0. Includes employment, working hours, labor productivity, trade, life expectancy and migration data.

International Economic Indicators from Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economic Network
Links to economic indicators for individual countries. Free to students, registration required.

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International Financial Statistics from International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International and domestic finance statistics for most countries. Also available online (see above).
Location: Periodicals (monthly issues)
REF HG 61 .I57 (yearbook)

Economic and Financial Indicators from the Economist
Indicators section at back of each issue.
Location: Periodicals

Research Tips

Check out International Business Statistics Subject Guide for additional international research.

Connecticut Economy

Internet

Economic Data from Connecticut Economic Resource Center
Economic statistics. Current economic indicators from Connecticut Economic Digest. Access the annual Connecticut Economic Review, which is also available in the library in print (see below).

Connecticut Economic Information System
Statistics at state, region and town levels including employment, demographic, trade, growth and economic indicators.

Labor Market Information from Connecticut Department of Labor
Employment data.

Connecticut Economy at a Glance from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment data..

Regional Accounts Data from Bureau of Economic Analysis
Gross State Product (GSP) and income data at the state level.

General Economic Resources

Internet

FedStats
Locate statistics from individual federal government agencies .

EconData.Net
US economic data at federal, state and local levels.

The Beige Book from Federal Reserve Board
Regional economic information.

Regional Economic Conditions from FDIC
Economic data and information at state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and county levels.

Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy: A User's Guide
How to find and use economic data to analyze economies at the state, regional or local levels.

Journal, Magazine and Newspaper Articles

Internet

ProQuest Direct
Full text articles on the economy from business journals and national and regional newspapers. Search Wall Street Journal for articles about the national economy. Search regional newspapers like Hartford Courant for regional economic information.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Full text from scholarly business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.

LexisNexis Academic
Full text articles on the economy from variety of US and international journals and newspapers.

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