See also Online Economic-Related Resources.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
National, regional, international and industry economic data, including gross domestic product (GDP), personal income and international trade in goods and services.
Economic News Releases
Data on major economic indicators; employment and unemployment; inflation and prices; pay, benefits and workplace injuries; productivity and technology; employment projections; and regional news.
Economy at a Glance
Economic statistics organized geographically for the nation, individual states, metropolitan areas or census regions.
Business and Economy
The Census Bureau provides comprehensive information about the number, activities, characteristics and locations of American businesses.
Consumer Price Index
The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides detailed current and historical consumer price index information. (Monthly, historical CPI data back to 1913 is listed as "Historical CPI-U [date]" under each month's Archived Consumer Price Index Supplemental Files.)
CPI Inflation Calculator
Compare the buying power of a selected amount of money in two different time periods. Data for 1913 to the present comes from the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. Provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Historical Consumer Price Index and Inflation Rates
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis provides the consumer price index annual average and inflation rates from 1913 to the present.
A monthly publication of compiled U.S. government data on prices, wages, production, business activity, credit, etc. available from 1995 to the present. Prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
Federal Reserve Bank
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research
The FRASER website contains links to historical economic and banking data and policy documents.
Federal Reserve Economic Data
The FRED database provides access to economic data from more than 500,000 economic time series from a variety of United States, international, public and private sources.
Federal Reserve Statistical Release — Selected Interest Rates
Updated daily, Monday through Friday at 4:15 p.m., publication H.15 provides current commercial paper, bank prime loan, U.S. government securities and other interest rates.
Key Interest Rates
The current federal funds rate, discount rate and their historical values from the Wall Street Journal's Market Data Center.
The Wall Street Journal polls selected banks to determine the U.S. prime rate. The prime rate is used by banks to set consumer lending rates, for example on credit cards and auto loans.