Macroeconomic Data

General | GDP | Consumption | Investment | Government Spending | Net Exports | Saving | Jobs | Prices | Wages | Inequality | Money | Interest Rates | Dollar |

General Sources for Economic Data

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
Economic Report of the President (Annual)

U.S. Census Bureau

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Annual)

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics (data)

Resources for Economists

Gross Domestic Product and Its Components

Gross Domestic Product (Nominal, Real)

Real Potential Gross Domestic Product, an estimate of a theoretical concept

Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions, NBER

Components of GDP

National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA) Tables (


A Guide to the NIPA's  (PDF)

A Guide to the NIPA's by Eugene P. Seskin and Robert P. Parker, Survey of Current Business, March 1998.

An article about how the U.S. Commerce Department actually measures GDP. This article contains links to the Commerce Department's valuable and exhaustive store of macroeconomic data on the U.S. economy from as far back as 1929.



Disposable Personal Income (Nominal, Real)

Consumer Confidence Index

Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index

Interest Rates


Government Finances



Real Gross Private Domestic Investment (Nominal, Real)


Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)
Producer Price Indexes (PPI)
BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17. Consumer Price Indexes



Productivity Home Page, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

International Comparisons Home Page, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
Productivity Home Page, OECD. International data.


Bureau of Labor Statistics
BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 1. Labor force data derived from the Current Population Survey (Frequently Asked Questions)
Employment Comparisons by Race and Sex
Employment status of the civilian non-institutional population, 1939 to date
Employment status of the civilian non-institutional population 16 years and over by sex, 1970 to date

Inequality and Poverty

U.S. Historical Income Data, Census data

Poverty (Census Bureau)



May 2005 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

U.S. Minimum Wage

Fair labor Standards Act

Collective Bargaining


Monetary Aggregates (M1, M2)

Money Multiplier (M1)

Monetary Trends
Discount Rate

Interest Rates

Value of the Dollar

Foreign Transactions

Compiled by UDAYAN ROY
November December 2006