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Company & Industry Research Tutorial

This tutorial will take you through the steps to researching a company or industry.

Step 4c - Federal Government Statistical Websites

Government websites are helpful and contain large amount of statistical information. Many contain facts that are unavailable elsewhere.

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Census Bureau (www.census.gov)

One of the largest publishers of statistical information is the Bureau of the Census. This is one of the most frequently used websites on the internet. The Census Bureau website contains information on:

  • Population demographics
  • Economic census figures
  • Census of Manufacturers

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov)

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor." (from the BLS Mission Statement)

The Bureau of labor Statistics provides statistics on:

  • Labor force demographics
  • Consumer spending
  • Wages, earning and safety
  • Occupations

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FedStats (fedstats.sites.usa.gov)

FedStats provides access to a broad range of official statistical information produced by the government. FedStats is a convenient place to find statistics without having to know which agency produces the statistics you need. Providing access to statistics from more than 100 agencies, FedStats covers topics such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Energy Use
  • Farm Production
  • Education

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