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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Financial Crisis of 2008: Data & Statistics

A starting point for students researching the U.S. financial crisis of 2008. Includes primary, secondary, and government information sources.

Resources for Economic Data & Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

From the website: "the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making." Contains local and national information in a variety of data sets, tables, and supplemental databases. Below are links to featured content fromt he BLS.

Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER)

A digital repository of research publications, data, and statistcs of the federal reserve managed by the St. Louis (MO) Fed. This digital library also includes historical and primary source information on the history of the Federal Reserve, along with a great organization of documents by topic, including: Monetary Policy, Depression & Panics,  and Employment/ Unemployment. Notable publications include:

Statistical Abstract of the United States

An authoritative and comprehensive representation of the United States in statistical terms. Compiled and managed by the U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce, this compilation is a great source of information about the economy, the workforce, and many other aspects of the nation.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

A non-profit research organization that publishes frequently and supports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Use the keywords to search the site for relevant, expert information. 

Government Information Services