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Economics Primary Source Materials

  • U.S. Economics at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Browse monthly unemployment rates and also track changes in payroll employment, average hourly earnings, and the consumer price index. Narrow results by state, region, or metro area.
  • Gap Minder
    Collates hundreds of different statistics on everything from economic growth to spending to inflation to health and longevity and shows you how they evolve over time
  • Measuring Worth Tool
    A service for calculating relative worth over time.
  • Mapping the Nation's Well-Being (NYT)
    This data is based on 1,000 randomly selected American adults being called each day over the 3 years and asked about indicators of their quality of life. These results are from 2010.
  • The State of Working America (Economic Policy Institute)
    Includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working America.

Databases

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  • Search magazine and newspaper articles covering business, economics, politics and current events.
  • Online library with materials pertaining to economics.
  • Find information on controversial topics in economics.
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