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ECO 201: Introduction to Macroeconomics: Data Sources

Economics 201: Introduction to Macroeconomics An introduction to the study of the determination of income, output, employment, and prices in the American economy. Emphasis on fundamental economic concepts, gross domestic product and its components, mone

Library Databases

Statistical sources

 

United States 

Your Area 

statistics 

Recommended sites 

Recommended sites 

Unemployment Rate 

https://www.bls.gov/cps/lfcharacteristics.htm#unemp

 

 By states https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm 

Metropolitan areas 

https://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm 

http://www.city-data.com/ 

Labor force participation rate 

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.toc.htm  

https://www.bls.gov/cps/home.htm 

  http://www.city-data.com/  or you city or state government website

Consumer Price Index 

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.toc.htm  

https://www.bls.gov/regions/home.htm  

Inflation rate 

https://www.bls.gov/bls/inflation.htm

Go to your state or city government website  

Sales and Property Tax Rates 

https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/state-local-government-receipts-expenditures.htm  

  Go to your state or city government website 

Main sources of income/ employment 

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.toc.htm  

http://www.city-data.com/  

Population 

Gale Demographics 

 

Gale Demographics or 

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219 

Median home price 

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cesan.htm  

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045219 

http://www.city-data.com/ 

Rent for a two bedroom apartment 

https://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/index.html 

http://www.city-data.com/  

Apartment vacancy rate 

https://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/index.html  

  Go to your state or city government website 

Total production or output for the area 

GDP https://www.bea.gov/news/glance

https://www.census.gov/economic-indicators/ 

http://www.city-data.com/  

Government spending 

https://www.bea.gov/news/glance 

http://www.city-data.com/  

Accumulated government debt 

https://www.bea.gov/news/glance  

http://www.city-data.com/  

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