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Government Published Statistics: Introduction

Basic sources of statistical information from federal, state, and intergovernmental agencies.

Government Agencies

United States federal, state and local governments, foreign country governments, and international agencies all collect data on a variety of topics related to the economic and social well being of their constituents.  This guide is intended to outline the most basic resources available.  The print title "Statistics sources: a subject guide..." published annually since 1971, gives a comprehensive overview of the current sources for factual quantitative information.   It covers more than 20,000 specific subjects from the widest possible range of print and nonprint, published and unpublished, and electronic and other forms of U.S. and international statistical data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial, and other topics.  (Gale Research Co. web page)