United States Sources

Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis provides National Accounts information, including the GDP, national income, personal income, and international accounts (balance of payments and trade statistics).


This site privdes a searchable database of business opportunites available through federal government contracts.


O*Net is an online database of information pertaining to current occupations available to citizens, including detailed descriptions of occupations, prospective wages and salaries for those occupations, and geographic location for the best prospects.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a compendium of occupational information, including educational requirements, prospects and salaries for occupations in the United States.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago provides access to banking, finance and economic information, including economic research publications.

Economic Indicators

This site provides access to current and past economic indicators, including the GDP, employment, unemployment, wages, CPI, PPI, income, money, credit, security markets, and finance.

Financial Data

This site provides online access to this weekly publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The data provided is cogent and is also the most recent released by the Federal Reserve System of the United States.

SIC (Standard Industrial Classification System)

This site, provided by OSHA, provides web access to the Standard Industrial Classification System which was a system for classification of United States business statistics until it was replaced by the NAICS.

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission site provides resources for consumer information from the federal government.

Department of Labor

This executive agency web site provides information pertaining to labor topics including wages, health plans, unemployment insurance, occupational information and labor market information for the entire United States.

Economic Indicators(Census Bureau)

This web site, maintained by Economic and Statistics Administration, provides quick access to the major economic indicators of the U.S. economy.

Global Edge (International Business)

This site, produced by Michigan State University, provides information pertaining to international business, including information about doing business in most of the countries throughout the world.