Government Documents: Business and Economics
- Bureau of Economic Analysis (Department of Commerce)BEA's economists produce some of the world's most closely watched statistics, including U.S. gross domestic product, better known as GDP. We do state and local numbers, too, plus foreign trade and investment stats and industry data.
- Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
- Census BureauThe Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation's leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.
- Congressional Budget OfficeSince 1975, CBO has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process. Each year, the agency’s economists and budget analysts produce dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates for proposed legislation.
- Consumer ActionTips on how to make good purchasing decisions, protect your credit, and avoiding being a victim of a scam.
- Department of CommerceThe Department of Commerce promotes job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce and constitutional democracy, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.
- Department of LaborThe Department of Labor promotes and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
- ExportExport.gov helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace.
- Federal ReserveThe federal banking authority in the US that performs the functions of a central bank and is used to implement the country's monetary policy, providing a national system of reserve cash available to banks.
- Federal Trade CommissionThe FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition.
- Security Exchange CommissionThe mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
- Small Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
- Women Owned BusinessesThe Office of Women’s Business Ownership helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by SBA district offices. Programs include business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital.
Publications and Reports
- Beige Book (1970 - Present) The “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District,” report commonly known as the Beige Book, is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis.
- Economic Indicators (1948 - Present) This monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
- Monthly Labor Review (1981 - Present) Monthly Labor Review is published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes articles written by federal, state, and local experts, as well as specialists from private industry. Topics include inflation, wages, injuries on the job, employment, etc.
- National Economic Accounts International, Regional, and Industry Accounts available. Includes personal income, corporate profits, etc.
- National Trade Estimate Report The 2016 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE) is the 31st in an annual series that highlights significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports.
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