Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1913 that reflects the nation's economic performance. It provides several years of annual, quarterly, and monthly data in industrial and demographic detail including key indicators such as: gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. Business Statistics of the United States is the best place to find historical perspectives on the U.S. economy.Of equal importance to the data are the introductory highlights, extensive notes, and figures for each chapter that help users to understand the data, use them appropriately, and, if desired, seek additional information from the source agencies.
The 2021 edition examines the dramatic effect that COVID-19 had on the U.S. and world economies. For the first time, it examines many issues related to the pandemic including the impact it has had on income and spending, the sharp increase in e-commerce, the decline in trade, and its effect on energy prices. Business Statistics of the United States provides a rich and deep picture of the American economy and contains approximately 3,500 time series in all. The data are predominately from federal government sources including:
Susan Ockert has worked as an economist in the military, for the federal government, and at regional and state levels. She currently teaches economics at the collegiate level.
Updated to include key economic statistics through December 2020, this authoritative and comprehensive volume is reliable and easy to use. Topics include GDP, income distribution, industrial output, consumer spending, foreign trade, inflation, labor, and energy. Data is sourced from government agencies and presented in tables and charts with helpful introductory material. Notable sections address the historical patterns of expansion and recession and the effect of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy in 2020. The thorough index and explanatory notes about the data will be valuable to many users. The data contained in this volume is readily available online through various government agencies, but most users will find it more convenient to consult this single source. Recommended for business and general reference collections.