List of Top Reference Sites for Economic and Job Data

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Looking for economic or job data? Here are some of the top economic and job data reference sites on the web.
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Economic Data Reference Sites

Economic

1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics provides some of the best and most recent economic and job data available. Companies that do not conduct their own research typically get their data from this site. If you prefer to cut out the middleman, your first stop should be the Bureau's website.

2. Economic Indicators

Maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), EconomicIndicators.gov provides free access to economic releases from ESA's Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The most popular site feature is a free subscription service that offers abstracts and links to up-to-date economic data.

3. World Bank

The World Bank and other international agencies provide official-source development data through the World Bank's website. Data is sorted by group and by country. Quick reference and quick query sections make it easy to find the economic data you are looking for.

4. Infoplease

Infoplease, the all-in-one online reference, has an entire database devoted to economic statistics. The most valuable resources include economic statistics sorted by country, a list of the 50 poorest countries, estimated earned income by country and worldwide employment figures.

5. Free Lunch

Provided by Moody's Economy.com, Free Lunch is a free service that allows users to search for economic and demographic data. The searchable database contains more than 165 million files covering more than 180 countries.

Job Data Reference Sites

Job

1. Salary.com

Salary.com offers a number of tools to help individuals determine average salary based on location, job title and level of experience. Other valuable job and economic data resources on the site include a benefits calculator, cost of living data and a job assessor to help people evaluate employment options.

2. U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts and publishes an annual survey that measures the gross payrolls for government civilian employees. Viewable files include local, state and government data.

3. Indeed

Although Indeed is usually considered a search engine for jobs, there is a lot of job data that can be found on the Indeed site as well. The salary database allows users to search salaries from more than 50 million jobs in the past year and the job trends section includes data covering trends in employment.

4. The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute gathers and publishes job data and economic research. The nonpartisan site offers a number of free publications, as well as links to industry studies and other research projects.

5. Salary Expert

Salary Expert offers a wide range of salary and economic data resources, including salary calculators, cost of living calculators and executive calculators. The site also links to hundreds of other free salary and economic data resources and surveys.

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    1. American University

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    2. Kaplan University

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    3. Georgetown University

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