Annotated Internet Resouces by Subject
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The BLS page has links to "Data," "The Economy at a Glance," "Surveys & Programs," "Regional Information" and "Other Statistical Sites" as well as an internal search engine. For international statistical information, click on "Other Statistical Sites."
Consumer Price Indexes Home Page
In addition to CPI data, this page explains how these measurements are taken and used.
Fedstats Home Page
"More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use."
Historical United States Census Data Browser
"The data here describe the people and economy of the United States between 1790 and 1860. Data are available for any county in most states during this time period."
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page
"NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations."
National Center of Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics page has some interesting, albeit less than comprehensive, data. To receive information on such topics as "Behavioral Risk Factors" and "Use of Contraceptives" click on the "Data Warehouse" button of the main menu, or click the "News Releases and Fact Sheets" button for material on subjects like "Triplet Births: Trends and Outcomes, 1971-94."
Social Science Data Center
This server has links to "Association of Research Library Statistics," "County and City Data Books," "County Business Patterns," "National Income & Product Accounts," "Public Use Microdata Samples," "Regional Economic Information System," Standard Industrial Classification Manual, "State Personal Income 1969-1995" and "Uniform Crime Reporting Data."
This server provides a variety of topically organized links to subjects ranging from health to the military.
U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
This site offers a wealth of U.S. census data. The "Subjects A-Z" button has such links as "County Business Patterns" and "County Profiles." The Census Bureau Home Page also has an internal search engine and "Current U.S. Population Count" and "Current Economic Indicators" features. Unfortunately, it can be a bit problematic to use.