Monday, October 14, 2013

Getting Economic Statistics While The Govt is Shut Down

Perhaps you’ve heard that the government is closed right now.  If you go to statistical websites such as the bureau of economic analysis or the census, you’ll be told that the site is currently not operating.
Well, there’s a work around for this that will probably get you 98% of the data that you need.

There's FRED – the Federal Reserve’s online stats service.  Only data published in the last few days won’t be available 

Also: GDP, employment, military expenditures, research and development, wages, industry composition, the environment, capital investment, and many more statistics can be found in:


The video, while organized around the concept of international statistics works just fine for the United States.

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