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Sources for Washington Statistics
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES)
Official website for Washington State government and the gateway to state and local information for Washington state. There is a section for information on Counties
, Cities, and Towns
Washington State Department of Ecology Databases
Environmental data sources, listed by topic area.
Washington State Research & Data
Research on a variety of issues related to the state budget, public policy and demographics. Topics include the economy, labor force, criminal justice, health care, and education.
Puget Sound Regional Council
Puget Sound Regional Council
Provides data on a wide variety of demographic information on race, income, housing, building permits, employment, transportation and more. Links to labor force, per capita income, population and regional consumer price index information.
Statistical Abstract of the U. S.
A comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
America's primary source for criminal justice statistics. Collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Economic Research Service (Dept. of Agriculture)
Topics focus on agriculture, including commodity prices, rural economies, and trade/international markets.
National Center for Health Statistics (Dept. of Health and Human Services)
The site of the Department of Health and Human Services' major statistical agency has data on infant and child health, diseases and births and deaths.
National Center for Education Statistics (Dept. of Education)
The site of the Department of Education's major statistical agency has a catalog of publications available, with text and tables from some of the publications.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
Pew Research Center
Studies and surveys on demography, domestic policy, economics, energy and environment, global attitudes, immigration, internet and technology, public opinion, religion, research methodology, and social trends.
A service of the Indiana Business Research Center, Stats America provides a unique user interface geared towards economic development organizations. This tool is especially good for comparing economic statistics for a variety of geographies.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor
Includes the Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Unemployment Rate, and more.
U.S. Department of Commerce
If you want to start at the broader umbrella, the Department of Commerce oversees several economic organizations, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy
Economic Development Administration, Economics and Statistics Administration, International Trade Administration, and U.S. Census Bureau.
Statistical & Data Library Guide
This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office: Collins Library 141
Request an Appointment with Andrea