See also: Pittsburgh Data and Statistics
The Center for Social and Urban Research at the University of Pittsburgh
Creates research reports on economic analysis and forecasting for our region, and also publishes the Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly newsletter.
The Center for Economic Development
at Carnegie Mellon University issues research on local economic and demographic conditions.
City of Pittsburgh Planning Department Information Center
offers demographic data by Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Pittsburgh Technology Council: State of the Industry Report
in addition to the macro-level regional analysis, this report features analyses of five key industry clusters that exist within our technology economy: information technology, biomedical and biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials and environmental technology.
PNC Bank: Regional Economic Reports
Economic data for Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
are a set of economic indicators -- including employment, job creation, wages, and worker turnover -- that can be queried by different levels of geography -- state, county, metro, and workforce investment area -- as well as by detailed industry, gender, and age of workers. This is a new program from the U.S. Census Bureau.
a U.S. Census feature that gives a handy data printout for all geographical units, going as small as zip code areas. Each section expands to include quite detailed socio-economic data for each area.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
covers western PA, and provides analysis, commentary, and data on issues that concern our area as well as Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
Pennsylvania State Data Center
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's official source for economic and demographic information.
Keystone Research Center Publications
Each year, the Keystone Research Center, a policy group in Harrisburg, produces a comprehensive review of the state's economic condition, called The State of Working Pennsylvania.
PA Fact Sheet
from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with economic indicators focusing on agricultural production and trade.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
- the BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics Ė Gross Domestic Product, Balance of Payments, etc. - that influence decisions of government officials, business people, and individuals. These statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
the BLS is the principalfact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. This is where to find data on the employment, inflation, wages, consumer expenditures, and hundreds of related statistics. A useful publication for jobseekers is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The Census Bureau
What isnít here? The Bureau provides countless ways to find the numbers on Americans and American businesses and industries. Incorporated here are many familiar statistical programs, such as
Dow Jones Averages
Dow Jones provides current and historical data on its indexes. There are historical timelines back to 1895.
EconData.Net collects, categorizes and annotates links to socioeconomic data sources, and publishes its own list of the ten best sites for finding regional economic data.
Federal Reserve Board: Economic Research & Data
keeps track of interest rates, money reserves, consumer credit, foreign exchange, etc., as well as provides many in depth research reports on the nationís economic health. A well-known publication is the Beige Book which continually reviews economic conditions throughout districts in the U.S.
this US Government ubersite links to over 70 federal agencies with a simple A-Z subject index to popular data.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Founded in 1920, the NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization.
The Statistical Abstract
of the United States has tables, graphs, state rankings and economic and demographic profiles. Economic indicators are released monthly.
What's a Dollar Worth
from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis easily calculates what an item purchased in a selected year back to 1913 would be worth in todayís dollars.
The CIA World Factbook
has concise and up-to-date profiles of hundreds of countries, including a an easily accessible list of economic data for each one.
The International Monetary Fund
is an organization of 184 countries, which monitors, advises, and funds economic development throughout the world. This site offers its valuable research and statistics on international economic conditions.
OANDA Foreign exchange rates
for 164 currencies from 1990 to the present.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
compiles a wide range of economic statistics on its 30 member nations, which are primarily European.
U.S. Census: International Statistical Agencies
for individual countries around the world, providing detailed data on their homelands.
The World Bank: Data & Research
publishes key economic indicators and analyses, primarily for developing countries and those in emerging markets.