US Census Bureau 2012 Economic Census
US Census Bureau American Housing Survey
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data
EASI Market Planner 2016 - May 2017
FactSet Corporate Fundamentals - December 2016
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere (International Monetary Fund) - September 2016
Penn World Table version 9.0 - July 2016
Global Historical Climatology Network - June 2016
Infogroup Business USA - June 2016
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The American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the United States Census Bureau provides estimates of the characteristics of the population over a specific time period. The ACS collects data from the 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico, where it is called the Puerto Rico Community Survey.The 500+ individual datasets that make up the American Community Survey contain over 21,000 sociodemographic indicators.
EASI Market Planner 2016
EASI Market Planner statistics cover a wide range of topics essential for business planning and development. EASI develops model-based indicators of the demographic characteristics, consumer spending, and behavior patterns for a wide range of geographic areas—state, counties, census tracts, and block groups. Use EASI statistics to target specific demographics for new product development or to identify emerging consumer demand. For more detail on using EASI statistics in Data-Planet, visit here.
FactSet Corporate Fundamentals
This huge database provides stock fundamentals data for active United States and Canadian listed companies. The FactSet data are widely used in project work ranging from freshman core business courses to graduate-degree classes. The dataset provides indicators key to understanding company performance, offering authoritative support for portfolio management.
Companies in the dataset are identified by symbol and name. Equities, common stock, and some ETFs and preferred stocks are covered. Exchanges include BATS, NYSE, NASDAQ, NYSE MKT, NYSE ARCA, TSX, limited OTCBB and TSX Venture coverage (liquid companies only). Data points include earnings and dividends, ratios and sales, and stock price.
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Penn World Table version 9.0
The Penn World Tables (PWT) display national accounts economic time series covering many countries. Its expenditure entries are denominated in a common set of prices in a common currency so that real quantity comparisons can be made, both between countries and over time. It also provides information about relative prices within and between countries, as well as demographic data and capital stock estimates.
Since the regionalization of the United Nations International Comparison Programme (ICP) beginning with the 1980 benchmark, Robert Summers and Alan Heston at the Center for International Comparisons of Production, Income and Prices at the University of Pennsylvania have been using ICP benchmark comparisons as a basis for estimating PPPs (purchasing power parities) for non-benchmark countries and extrapolations backward and forward in time. As of PWT 8.0, the PWT are hosted at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre within the Economics Department of the University of Groningen. For more detail on the Penn World Tables databases, visit our guide here.
Regional Economic Outlook - Western Hemisphere
The Regional Economic Outlook (REO): Western Hemisphere database provides descriptive statistics on recent economic developments and prospects for nations in the Western hemisphere. Data are prepared in conjunction with the IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO), and data are consistent with projections underlying the WEO. Arithmetic weighted averages are used for all concepts, except for inflation and broad money, for which geometric weighted averages are used. PPP (purchasing power parity) GDP (gross domestic product) weights from the WEO are used for the aggregation of real GDP growth, real non-oil GDP growth, real per capita GDP growth, investment, national savings, broad money, claims on the nonfinancial private sector, and real and nominal effective exchange rates. Aggregates for other concepts are weighted by GDP in US dollars at market exchange rates.
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