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Data resources
Bureau of Labor Statistics provides recent and historical data on labor productivity, labor force, unemployment, earnings, CPI, and PPI.
Federal Reserve Chairman of the Board of Governors provides monetary policy testimony and reports to Congress.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides information on businesses that includes: agriculture, government, international trade, manufacturing, mining, services, and wholesale goods. Economic related information on people that includes: income, poverty, labor force, and households. Additional data on GDP, wages, prices, and jobs is provided.
Provides a set of 256 data series commonly known as the U.S. Business Cycle Indicators. These indicators are used for tracking and predicting business activity in the United States.
The economy tract provides explanations and data on construction, consumer confidence, employee costs, factory orders, Federal Reserve, GDP, housing, income, leading economic index, prices, productivity, retail sales, related leads (FED) trade, and unemployment.
The Economic Statistics Briefing Room (ESBR) provides easy access to current federal economic indicators. All the estimates for the indicators presented in the Federal Statistics Briefing Rooms are the most currently available values.
Provides statistical data for disposable income, per capita income, farm sector income, poverty, and household wealth.

Research resources
The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank provides an overview of the major economic schools of thought.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) provides historical data on U.S. business cycle expansions and contractions.
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources provides data on research and development.