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Related links for data on Washington's economy

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U.S. Government Agencies

  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    Information related to the production, distribution, and use of the Nation's output, including the gross domestic product (GDP). Also, estimates of the Nation's tangible wealth and input-output tables that show how industries interact.
    • Regional Facts
      Narratives for States, counties, and metropolitan statistical areas that describe an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.
    • Annual State Personal Income
    • Local Area Personal Income
      Personal income and per capita personal income, wage and salary estimates, and employment data, with industry breakouts for some measures, at the county and metropolitan area level.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Administers surveys and programs in the areas of employment and unemployment, prices and living conditions, compensation and working conditions, productivity and technology, employment projections, foreign labor statistics, and international price indexes.
    • Economy at a Glance
      Monthly labor force data (civilian labor force, employment, unemployment, unemployment rate) and wage and salary employment by major industry group.
    • Inflation and Consumer Spending
      Includes an inflation calculator and many fact sheets related to the Consumer Price Index.
  • U.S. Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau collects and provides data about the people and economy of the United States.
    • Income statistics
      Earnings by occupation and education; historical income tables; child support; income inequality; 4-Person median family income by State; income measurement; Current Population Survey (CPS) income reports; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) income reports; and more.
    • Poverty
      Links to how the Census Bureau measures poverty; poverty thresholds; Census historical poverty tables: 1959-1989; poverty areas statistical brief; recent poverty measurement research; Health and Human Services poverty guidelines; Current Population Survey (CPS) poverty reports; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) poverty reports; and more.
    • Housing topics
      Links to American Housing Survey data; home ownership data; housing affordability; housing vacancy data; market absorption of apartments; property owners and managers survey; residential segregation - 1990; historical tables from the Housing Censuses; and more.
    • U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
      Links to population, demographic, and housing information from the 1990 Census; income and poverty estimates; County Business Patterns Economic Profile; 1996 Government Finances; General Profile from the Statistical Abstract of the United States; USA Counties General Profile; and more.
    • 2007 Economic Census
      The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. Reports are now available for all geographic areas and all sectors.
    • Census economic indicators
      A variety of economic indicators gleaned from census programs. Links to information about retail and wholesale trade, new home sales, construction spending, durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders, international trade in goods and services, housing starts, home ownership, and more.
    • Foreign Trade Statistics
      Links to current trade data; most recent trade figures from U.S. International Trade In Goods and Services Report (FT900 Report); historical data; steel imports; top trading partners; deficits, surpluses, total trade; trade balance (by country on a monthly basis); trade highlights; digest of current trade numbers; and more.
  • Economic Development Administration
    The Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides grants for infrastructure development, local capacity building, and business development to help communities alleviate conditions of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions.

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