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Getting Started: Background Information

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These REFERENCE SOURCES will help you get a general overview of your topic (look for print Reference books in the Information Commons).

Statistical Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Economy at a Glance

  • Statistics provided nationally and by state, include unemployment figures, wage information, employment projections, maps, and tools.

Economic Mobility Project

  • Focuses public attention on economic mobility---the ability to move up or down the income ladder within a lifetime, or from one generation to the next. Nonpartisan presentation of the facts, figures and trends in mobility.

International Economic Statistics (IES)

  • A product of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Library, this portal simplifies the search for world-wide economic indicators.

Missouri Census Data Center

  • Information on county population estimates, migration profiles, and other census data.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 

  • Resources include policies, statistics, and analysis of current world economic and social issues.

OFFSTATS

  • Official statistics from countries, governmental agencies and intergovernmental organizations.

State & County Quick Facts

  • Quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography from the U.S. Census Bureau.

World Factbook

  • Prepared by the CIA, this resource includes data on countries worldwide as well as statistical information on geography, people, economy, communication, and transportation.

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