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:
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Census Bureau
- Employment and Training Administration
- Energy Information Administration
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
- U.S. Department of the Treasury