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Basic Sources of United States Economic Statistics


The following titles may be used to find where and when certain statistics are published and what their uses and limitations are:

Darnay, Arsen J.
Economic Indicators Handbook.
Detroit: Gale Research, 1994-2002.

Descriptions and sources for key international economic indicators as well as charts of long time series.
(DR) HC103.E26

Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics.
New York: Profile Books, 2010.
Descriptions and sources for key international economic indicators.
(DR) HA29.E28 2010

Frumkin, Norman
Guide to Economic Indicators.
Armonk, NY: Sharpe, 2006
Information and sources for American economic indicators.

Grant, John
Handbook of Economic Indicators.
University of Toronto: Toronto, 1999
Canadian and U.S. economic indicators

Johnson, David B.
Finding & Using Economic Information: A Guide to Sources and Interpretation.
Mountainview, CA: Mayfield, 1993
Detailed information and sources for U.S. economic and financial data. Includes small sections on regional, state, and local data as well as international trade and finance.
(DR) HC106.J63 1993

Macroeconomic Data: A User's Guide.
Richmond: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1994
(DR) HA37.U55M3 1994

Moore, Geoffrey H.
International Economic Indicators: A Sourcebook.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.
(DR) HC59.M62 1985

O'Hara, F.M. Jr. and F.M. O'Hara, III
Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators.
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
(DR) HC106.8.O47 2000

Rogers, R. Mark
Handbook of Key Economic Indicators.
New York: McGraw Hill, 1998
Detailed descriptions and source information for key U.S. economic indicators.
(DR) HC103.R64 1998

Slifer, Stephen D. and W. Stansbury Carnes
By the Numbers: A Survival Guide to Economic Indicators.
Cincinnati: International Financial Press, 1995
Simple, user friendly guide to the U.S. economy
(DR) HC103.S543 1995

Yamarone, Richard
The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators.

Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012.
Simple, user friendly guide to economic indicators