The main site for the Census. There's a lot of data here, but you can access most of their population and economic data through the American FactFinder site. Also check out the Economic Census, a detailed study of the U.S. national and local economies published every five years. 2007, 2002, and 1997 are available.
You'll find a number of statistics, data, surveys and reports here on topics like bank assets, the U.S Treasury Yield Curve, and loan delinquency rates. The Data Download Program lets you build your own customized reports. Be aware that each separate Fed branch has its own focus and specific data. Find a map and links to their sites here
Lots of current and historical data on inflation, unemployment, productivity, and more. Using the Subject Tables is a good way of navigating this large and detailed site. Or you can check out the Economy at a Glance, which includes Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) information.
A monthly report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis with national, international, regional, and industry data. Articles include topics like "Government Receipts and Expenditures", "Real Inventories, Sales, and Inventory-Sales Ratios for Manufacturing and Trade", and "U.S. International Transactions".
These guides point you to authoritative lists of statistics, information, and government links that have been vetted by Library of Congress specialists. Think of them as entire research guides devoted to specific countries.
A simple keyword search box that searches 29 U.N. databases at once. Use the Advanced Search to limit by date, geographical area, or database source, or browse the data using the Explorer feature. Not all U.N. databases are included, so you may need to consult the Statistics Division's main site.
International labor statistics produced by the International Labor Organization. Look for statistics by country or by topics, such as Unemployment, Wages, Consumer Price Indices, or International Labour Migration.
A collection of economic and demographic data sources from the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Construct custom charts using the online tool, or access Statistical Publications such as an annual yearbook and various overviews and surveys.
The U.N. Commission for Europe has data on Europe and its economy, such as industrial production, prices, population and labor data. Their Data Locator can help you find the data you need either here or at other U.N. sites.
The World Bank collects a lot of data, and it's all here. Look for Country Reports, Indicators, or browse by Topic. You'll find lots of interactive maps and charts to help you understand and interpret the data.
Run by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Branch, this is a search portal for the websites of national banks and other institutions that provide economic indicators. Browse by Subject or Country, or use the search boxes provided.
Trade, Tariff, and Services profiles by country, plus a Time Series interactive tool for international trade. The interface is a little clunky, but not too hard: click the "Selection" button on the left side of the screen, add the country or countries you wish to include, then click the "View Profiles" button to see the data.
A nice little guide to making sense of the demographic data that you'll find in other books and websites on this page. It starts with a basic overview of demographics, then examines methods and models, and explains how the data can be interpreted, used, and misused.
GDP, industrial capacity, income distribution, consumer spending, government spending, foreign trade, employment, energy -- it's all here, plus industry profiles and historical data. Unlike many other statistics books, this one contains not only tables of data but also explanatory text and definitions.
Like the Business Statistics handbook, this is an impressive collection of data with helpful explanations and definitions. Look for information on employment, compensation, and foreign labor and price statistics.
Based on data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2011 Consumer Expenditure Survey, this report examines how much American households spend on hundreds of products and services, all organized by demographics.