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What are statistics?
Statistics is the plural form of statistic, which means either a single item in a statistical study, or a quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterizes an important aspect in the sample (such as a mean or an average).
Statistics can be used to support your thesis or ideas on a particular topic.
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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.
Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics, 23rd ed. by
Call Number: REF HD8051 .H3 2020
Publication Date: 2020
Comprehensive reference providing an abundance of data on a variety of topics including: -Employment and unemployment; -Earnings; -Prices; -Productivity; -Consumer expenditures; -Occupational safety and health; -Union membership; -Working poor -and much more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Covers inflation and prices, employment, unemployment, pay and benefits, spending and time use, productivity, and workplace injuries.
Use this site to find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
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.
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.