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Looking At the Numbers: Sources of Statistics

Almanac of the 50 states. Burlington, VT : Information Publications, c1985- v.
LC Call Number: HA203 .A5
LC Catalog Record: 86644000

Offers comparative state data profiles and a guide to government data, including data on population, demographics and geography, health and vital statistics, education, social insurance and welfare, housing, government finance, crime and law enforcement, labor and income, economy, business, industry and agriculture, communication, energy, and transportation.

American Fact Finder. U.S. Census Bureau
http://factfinder2.census.gov/

Online database of population, housing, and economic data from a variety of Census Bureau sources.

Annual Capital Expenditures Survey.
U.S. Census Bureau.
http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/

The Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) provides data on capital spending for new and used structures and equipment by U.S. nonfarm businesses with and without employees.

The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information

4th Edition

Table of Contents

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Whataburger, Mobile, Alabama, March 10, 2010.
Photograph from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive
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Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-05180

Business Expenses, 2007. U.S Census Bureau.
http://www.census.gov/econ/bes/index.html

Includes retail, accommodation, food services, wholesale, manufacturing, and services.

CIA World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, flags, physical and political as well as standard time zones world map.

Economic Indicators. U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm

Statistics about the economy, allowing analysis of economic performance and predictions of future performance. Includes the economic indicator release schedule by date and indicator as well as a quick view schedule.

International Trade Update Newsletter. International Trade Association, Department of Commerce.
http://www.trade.gov/publications/ita-newsletter/index.asp

Published bi-weekly. Offers tips on useful web sites, articles about international trade and markets, the Global Trade Shop, a calendar of international trade shows and fairs, and more.

National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States, May 2009. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010. U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistics about Business Size (including Small Business). U.S. Census Bureau.
http://www.census.gov/econ/smallbus.html

Includes information about employers and non-employers, employment size of firms and establishments, and receipts size of firms.

Survey of Current Business. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
http://www.bea.gov/scb/

Offers charts and tables about national, industry, international, and regional data.

Troy, Leo.  Almanac of business and industrial financial ratios. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall v.
LC Call Number: HF5681.R25 A45
LC Catalog Record: 84643204

50 comparative performance indicators, covering the U.S., Canada, and Mexico using NAICS data. The Almanac provides financial information that is calculated and derived from the latest available IRS data on nearly 5 million U.S. and international companies.
  • Accurate performance data for 50 operating and financial factors in 199 industries.
  • Data for each industry divided into 13 categories based on company size, so you'll find a precise benchmark against which to measure any company's performance.
  • Competitive norms in actual dollar amounts for revenue and capital factors (receivables, net property, inventories, total assets, portfolio income, etc.)
  • Average operating costs in percent of net sales, including cost of operations, pensions and benefits, interest, and more.
  • Ratios for industry-wide results for inventory turnover, current assets to working capital, quick ratio, asset turnover, and others.
  • Various financial factors in percentages, including debt ratio, return on assets, and return on equity, and profit margin.

2010 Economic Report of the President
Annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea/economic-report-of-the-President

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