on some of the major industries found in
the United States.
Industrial Production Indexes, by Industry
Breakdown of industrial production by industry.
- Gross Domestic Product, Personal Income, & Expenditures--Per Capita
Historical statistics on U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), personal income and spending per person.
- Gross Domestic Product, Investments, Personal Saving
Statistical information on gross domestic product (GDP), investments and personal savings.
- Personal Income Per Capita, By State
Historical statistics on U.S. personal income per capita broken down by state.
- Business Enterprise
This report discusses the place and behavior of the business firm and initiative in the American economy. It includes data on the number, type, and size of businesses; financial data of domestic and multinational U.S. corporations; business investments, expenditures, and profits; and sales and inventories.
- Domestic Trade
Presents statistics relating to the distributive trades, specifically wholesale trade and retail trade. Data shown for the trades are classified by kind of business and cover sales or receipts, establishments, employees, payrolls, and other items.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Federal Energy Management Program Federal Technology Alert
Report that discusses how the addition of energy-efficient alternative fuel vehicles to Federal fleets enhances energy security, reduces fuel imports, and benefits the environment.
- Statistics on farms and farm operators
Presents statistics on farms and farm operators; land use; farm income, expenditures, and debt; farm output, productivity, and marketings; foreign trade in agricultural products; specific crops; and livestock, poultry, and their products.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agriculture Fact Book
This resource contains facts about American food consumption, the agricultural sector, and rural America. It also covers descriptions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wide-ranging programs and services in such areas as farm programs; exports; food safety; nutrition; management of land, water, and forests; protecting our borders from pests and diseases; and research on all of these topics.
- Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators
This report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture describes trends in resources used in and affected by agricultural production, as well as the economic conditions and policies that influence agricultural resource use and its environmental impacts.
- Agricultural Biotechnology
Text of a fact sheet issued by the U.S. Agency for International Development that defines agricultural biotechnology and how it is used.
- Food Biotechnology in the United States: Science, Regulation, and Issues
A fact sheet on food safety research, with a focus on agricultural biotechnology.
- Agricultural Biotechnology: Background and Recent Issues
A report with information on the issues surrounding genetically engineered crops in the United States.
- Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.
Provides an overview and data on the adoption of herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant crops since their introduction in 1996.
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
- Arts & Economic Prosperity: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences
This national report documents the role played by the nonprofit arts industry in strengthening the U.S. economy.
- The Arts in the GDP
This release from the National Endowment of the Arts discusses the impact of performing arts events on the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Report that presents data on the arts, entertainment, and recreation economic sector of the U.S. economy, as well as personal recreational activities, the arts and humanities, and domestic and foreign travel.
- Sports And Economics
A discussion of the economic dynamics of sports in America - mostly at the professional level, but at the university and community levels as well - placing sports in the context of the economy at large.
- Accommodation, Food Services, and Other Services
Report that presents further statistics relating to domestic trade, transportation, communications,
financial, and recreation services.
- Accommodation and Foodservices, Banking, and Federal Funds
Table offering state-by-state statistics regarding accomodation and foodservices, banking, and federal funds.
Banking and Investment
- A Guide to the National Banking System
This guide, prepared by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), is intended to provide an overview of the national banking system, its regulatory structure, and entrance into it.
- Money Market Interest Rates and Mortgage Rates
Table that presents historical statistics on the U.S. money market interest and mortgage rates.
- Common Stock Prices and Yields
Table that presents historical statistics on U.S. stock prices and yields.
- Bankruptcy Cases--Type and Chapter
Table that provides historical statistics on the number of bankruptcy petitions that have been filed and are pending, by type and chapter, in the U.S.
- Banking and Finance
This report presents data on U.S. finances, various types of financial institutions, money and credit, securities, insurance, and real estate.
- Beliefs and Banking
Article about Muslims in the U.S. business community.
Healthcare and Medicine
- Growing Up Healthy
This series of essays examines many of the latest findings about the risks and challenges that young people face today and strategies and solutions for dealing with them.
- National Health Expenditures
Table containing historical statistics on U.S. health expenditures.
- Health and Nutrition
Report that presents statistics on health expenditures and insurance coverage, including medicare and medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, injuries, diseases, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption.
- Science and Medicine: A Republic of Science
This article discusses the history of U.S. inquiry and innovation in science and medicine.
- Health & Nutrition: Health Insurance
Links to the 2006 statistical abstract from the U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is charged with protecting the public health by providing leadership and direction in the prevention of and control of diseases and other preventable conditions and responding to public health emergencies.
- U.S. Army Medical Center
Background on the U.S. Army Medical Center, which provides research and support for medical advancement for the American military.
- Manufacturing in America: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address the Challenges to U.S. Manufacturers
This report, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce in January 2004, provides an overview of the manufacturing sector in the United States, as well as recommendations for business innovations for the future.
This report contains summary data for manufacturing as a whole and more detailed information for major industry groups and selected products. The types of measures shown at the different levels include data for establishments, employment and wages, plant and equipment expenditures, value and quantity of production and shipments, value added by manufacture, inventories, and various indicators of financial status.
Media and Communications
- Information and Communications
This report presents statistics on the various information and communications media: publishing, including newspapers, periodicals, books, and software; motion pictures, sound recordings, broadcasting, and telecommunications; and information services, such as libraries. Statistics on computer use and Internet access are also included.
- The Business Side of a Newspaper
Article in which the business aspects of a newspaper are discussed (from An Unfettered Press).
- The Business of Radio Broadcasting
This article provides an overview of how a radio broadcasting business operates (from An Unfettered Press).
- News in the Age of Money
Business journalists covering a surging economy face an ethical dilemma as they are tempted to skew their coverage to gain profit from rising markets (from Media and Ethics).
Self-Employment and Small Businesses
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
A look at the history and current state of small businesses in America, with articles on how they contribute to U.S. economic expansion, laws and regulations that govern them, and resources on how to start a business.
- Small Business and the Corporation
U.S. Department of State. Chapter 4 from "An Outline of the US Economy". Presents a short summary of the development of businesses in the U.S., and the role that small businesses still play in the American economy.
- Self-Employed Persons With Home-Based Businesses
Statistics on self-employed persons with home-based businesses, broken down by sex, race and hispanic origin, type of occupation and industry.
- Small Businesses: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Small Business Administration, updated December 2003.
- The State of Small Business: A Report to the President
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy. This report is the second in a series of annual reports on small businesses and their importance to the overall economy.
- State Small Business Profile: United States
Small Business Administration, 2003. A summary of key statistics related to small businesses.
This report presents data on civil air transportation, both passenger and cargo, and on water transportation, including inland waterways, oceanborne commerce, the merchant marine, cargo, and vessel tonnages. It also offers statistical information on revenues, passenger and freight traffic volume, and employment in various revenue-producing modes of the transportation industry.
- Transportation: Data From the Economics Statistics Briefing Room
Provides links to economic indices and other statistics for the U.S. transportation services industry.
- Pocket Guide to Transportation
This guide presents statistical tables and charts that describe aspects of the U.S. transportation system such as its size, safety rates, and activity levels. The statistics also focus on transportation's role in the economy and impact on petroleum use.
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy provides basic technological information on alternative vehicles.
- Urban Transportation Planning in the United States: A Historical Overview
A report which provides updates on the evolution of urban transportation planning and policy to mid-1997.
- National Transit Summaries and Trends
Report providing statistics for common modes of transportation, including bus, heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, demand response and vanpool.
- Bus Profile: Financial, Performance, Safety 1960-2003
Tables with statistics on the bus industry, including financial, performance, and safety data.
Federal Railroad Administration: Executive Summary
A five-year strategic plan for railroad research, development, and demonstration.
- Freight Federal Railroad Administration: Freight Railroading
Information on the American freight railroad industry.
Travel and Tourism
- Office of Travel & Tourism Industries
Background information on the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, which promotes travel and tourism business opportunities for employment and economic growth.