RELATED SITES

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American Community Survey (ACS):
A product of the U.S. Census Bureau, the ACS is a large, continuous demographic survey that produces annual and multi-year population and housing characteristic estimates for small geographic areas.

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Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA):
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis generates many economic indicator data sets including income, gross domestic product, and international trade measures.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the nation’s leading fact-finding agency in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Each state’s Labor Market Information Center partners with BLS to produce local labor market information including wage, unemployment, and jobs data.

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Census Bureau:
The U.S. Census Bureau compiles numerous data sets related to population, housing, and socioeconomic characteristics, to name just a few.


Current Population Survey (CPS):

The CPS is a monthly survey of households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and persons not in the labor force.

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Economagic:
This page is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting.

Economic Policy Institute:
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that specializes in economic research.

Employment and Training Administration (ETA):
ETA administers job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems in order to promote efficiencies in the U.S. labor market.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC):
The FDIC site contains analysis, statistics, and trends specific to banking and the economy in general; includes regional economic conditions and state profiles.

Federal Reserve System:
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States and provides a wealth of economic research, data, and statistics on the condition of the national economy and financial system.

Fedstats:
More than 100 federal government agencies can be found on this statistics gateway.

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Homefair.com:
Online research tool that provides a calculator for comparing cost-of-living expenses in different parts of the country.

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Local Employment Dynamics (LED):
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary partnership between state labor market information agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop new information about local labor market conditions.

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Main Street Economist:
Published by the Regional Affairs Department of Tenth Federal Reserve District in Kansas City. The Main Street Economist’s articles and analysis primarily focus on broad, current agricultural and rural economic issues.

Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank:
The Minneapolis Fed serves the Ninth Federal Reserve District including: Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The site contains regional economic research and data as well as informative publications.

Moody’s Economy.com:
Moody’s Economy.com is an independent provider of economic, financial, and industry research.

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National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS):
The United States Dept. of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service compiles numerous agriculture-specific data sets for every state and county including demographic, economic, and production statistics based on a census conducted every five years.

National Center for Education Statistics:
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

North Dakota Career Resource Network (NDCRN):
NDCRN is an interagency organization established to provide occupational and career information via a coordinated delivery system; its data clearinghouse acts as a resource for counselors, educators and students to plan, develop and implement a career path.

North Dakota Chamber of Commerce:
The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest general business organization.

North Dakota Department of Commerce:
North Dakota’s Department of Commerce coordinates the state’s economic development resources and houses four divisions: Economic Development and Finance, Workforce Development, Tourism, and Community Services. Economic Development and Finance’s Data Center contains statistics specific to economic development activity.

North Dakota State Data Center:
The North Dakota State Data Center is part of a national cooperative program with the U.S. Census Bureau. Data Centers in each state assist the Census Bureau by disseminating census data (e.g. population, housing, socioeconomic characteristics) and information at the local level.

North Dakota State Government Web Portal:
The North Dakota State Government portal includes links to online services, an agency directory, form download capability, and access to agency-specific data resources and information.

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Occupational Information Network (O*NET OnLine):
O*NET OnLine was developed for the U.S. Department of Labor and serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

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Poverty Guidelines:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes annual poverty guidelines which are used by numerous agencies in order to determine financial eligibility for certain federal programs.

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State Labor Market Information Sites:
To find a Labor Market Information Center site in another state, click a map location courtesy of South Dakota’s Labor Market Information Center.

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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA):
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis generates many economic indicator data sets including income, gross domestic product, and international trade measures.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the nation’s leading fact-finding agency in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Each state’s Labor Market Information Center partners with BLS to produce local labor market information including wage, unemployment, and jobs data.

U.S. Census Bureau:
The U.S. Census Bureau compiles numerous data sets related to population, housing, and socioeconomic characteristics, to name just a few.

U.S. Department of Commerce:
In addition to the Economics and Statistics Administration (home to the Census Bureau and BEA), the U.S. Department of Commerce also oversees the Economic Development Administration, the International Trade Administration, and the Patent and Trademark Office among others.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
HUD provides the nation with current information on housing needs, market conditions, as well as research on important housing and community development issues. HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.


U.S. Department of Labor:

In addition to tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements, the U.S. Department of Labor administers a variety of federal labor laws including unemployment insurance, minimum wage, and worker safety.

USA.gov:
The U.S. Government’s official web portal includes access to all federal agencies, numerous online services, and various data and statistics.

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