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Online Statistical Resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Covers inflation and prices, employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, spending and time use, productivity, and workplace injuries.
Pennsylvania State Data Center
The Commonwealth’s official source for demographic and economic data.
Population Reference Bureau
A private, nonprofit organization specializing in collecting and supplying statistics necessary for research and/or academic purposes focused on the environment, and health and structure of populations.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
U.S. Census Bureau
Provides statistical resources for people and households, business and industry, and geography. Included are links to state and county QuickFacts and Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Print Statistical Resources
Pennsylvania Abstract: A Statistical Fact Book: 2014 by
Call Number: REF HA607 .P4 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Over 200 tables in the Abstract contain data for Pennsylvania and its 67 counties on: population, vital statistics, industrial development, banking, employment, education, social services, taxes, government, crime, infrastructure, and much more.
Business Statistics of the United States 2012 by
Call Number: REF HC103 .B8 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data that reflects the nation’s economic performance since 1929. It provides over 80 years of annual data in regional, demographic and industrial detail for key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock and more.
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