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Introduction

The U.S. government collects and distributes massive amounts of data to operate its programs. However, academics, the business community, the news media, politicians, and social activists (among many others) also use the information to promote their own interests. 

So What's the Problem? The government gathers so much data it is often difficult to locate what it is you really want. This guide is an introduction to just some of the many places to look.

 

Follow the Money

Budget of the United States Government. 

Performance Dashboard. See how the government spends your money.

Transparency Data. Lobbying disclosures, federal grants and contracts, earmarks, and federal and state campaign contributions.

 

Places to Look

The Starting Points

Business and Economics

  • Business.gov. "The official business link to the U.S. Government."
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes the Monthly Labor Review, Regional Economic Patterns in the United States, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and Career Guide to Industries.
  • Business and Industry (U.S. Census Bureau). Statistical analyses of business sectors. government spending, and foreign trade.
  • Economic Indicators. Timely access to key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau provide critical data to those in the business, finance and policy decision making areas.
  • Federal Reserve Economic Data. Fed Reserve data on interest rates, GDP, exchange rates, and many more. ALFRED provides Federal Reserve historical economic data back to 1927.
  • Small Business Administration.

Crime

Elections

  • ElectionGuide. Provides election results and overviews of the electoral systems for the world. 
  • Washington Post US Congress Votes Database.Documents every vote and member of the House and Senate since 1991. Data is pulled from several sources, including the House clerk, the U.S. Senate and the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. For the 112th Congress, users can analyze members and votes by various metrics, including caucus affiliations, 2010 margin of victory, and members endorsed by Tea Party Express or Freedom Works during the 2010 campaign. 
  • CenStats. Census databases. County business patterns, international trade data, building permits statistics, census tract street locator, annual survey of manufacturing, occupational statistics, and ZIP code business patterns.

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