Question: What's a good source for historical economic and financial data?
Economic data consists of quantitative measures that describe an actual economy, past or present. Financial data tends to focus on the health of a business or entity.
Go to the Virtual Business Library's Economic and Statistical Information section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources below. For company specific information, go to the Virtual Business Library's Company and Financial Information section.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Go to the Key Economic Indicators tab for current and historical data.
Passport: Research data including: market data & forecasts, economic indicators, and more.
You may want to consult the NYU guide on Economic Resources.
You may also want to consult the following resources:
Federal Reserve’s FRED Economic Data website.
GPO’s Economic Indicators: Monthly publication prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics.
Bureau of Economic Analysis and click on the U.S. Economic Accounts.
United States Census Bureau Economic Indicators.