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How to Use the Census for Research
Industry Research Using the Economic Census : How to Find It, How to Use It
Call Number: URI Reference HC101 B594 2004
Publication Date: 2004
"...explains Census concepts, methods, terminology, and data sources in an understandable manner, and assists Census users in locating needed Census data. Designed as a working handbook, it does not duplicate the data from the census, but introduces users to the features, uses, and formats of the data."
U.S. Census Bureau Reports
Statistics from the Census Bureau that focus on fashion and retail.
Current Industrial Reports. MQ315A - Apparel.
Call Number: Online
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census.
Data is available in Excel format. Table 1. Shipments of Apparel: 2011 to 2009. Table 2. Total Quantity of Production and Value of Shipments of Men's, Junior Boys', Little Boys', Women's, Misses', Juniors', and Girls' Apparel. Table 2a. Quantity of Production of Apparel by Type of Fabric. Table 3. Shipments, Exports, and Imports of Selected Apparel Items.
LibGuides @ URI
Guide to Government Statistics. Contains links to the U.S. Census and other online sources such as the Statistical Abstract.
Business, Economics, and Labor Statistics
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Official government source for statistics on GDP, balance of payments, imports and exports, U.S. investment abroad, foreign investment in the U.S., personal income, etc. Data available at the national, state, and local area levels. Also provides online access to the Survey of Current Business.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Official government source for statistics on employment and unemployment, prices and living conditions, compensation and working conditions, productivity and technology, employment projections, and international labor.
Provides links to the latest indicators such as new residential construction and GDP.
Economic Indicators (print version)
Serial Stacks HC101 A186
The print version of Economic Indicators in the lower level of the library in the serial stacks under the call number HC101 A186. The library has the series from 1948 to the present. This resource would be helpful for people looking at economic history. Subject coverage includes employment and wages, production and business activity, and purchasing power among others.
Consumer Price Index Online
Source of monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers.
Consumer Price Index (print version)
Govt Pubs Mezzanine L 2.38/3
The print version of Consumer Price Index is located in the Government Publications Mezzanine section of the library under the call number L 2.38/3. The library has the series in print from 1957-1974. This resource would be helpful for people looking at economic history. Ask at Circulation.
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