May 28th, 2014 by
The Library has a trial for a new database called Statista for a short time.
Access Statista (http://www.statista.com)
Statista is a portal that includes data from government agencies, business and associations. It integrates data on over 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. One of the features of Statista is the infographics – data can be visualized in charts, and can be downloaded in a variety of formats.
While historical and time series data are not a focus of Statista, the metadata about each table provides all the necessary information to go to the table’s source, where historical information may be available.
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December 22nd, 2011 by
The familiar version of American Factfinder will be discontinued January 20, 2012.
Data from the 2005-2010 American Community Survey, 2005-2010 Puerto Rico Community Survey, 2006-2009 Annual Population Estimates, and 2004-2010 Economic Census and Annual Surveys are available at factfinder2.census.gov. Datasets for earlier years will be available in an archived format.
The new version of American Factfinder will become the “official” source for the latest Census data.
Factfinder2 is quite a bit different in looks and functionality from the original American Factfinder Census data delivery system.
We’ll try to help you with Census data from the new and legacy American Factfinder. Please contact us:
Marcia Meister, email@example.com or Juri Stratford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Factfinder2 home page image below:
November 15th, 2011 by
The Congressional Budget Office has compiled the data and published a new report: Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007.
The CBO finds that between 1997 and 2007, income grew by:
- 275 percent for the top 1 percent of households,
- 65 percent for the next 19 percent,
- Just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent, and
- 18 percent for the bottom 20 percent.
So, now when you hear that income disparity is growing in the United States, you’ll have evidence from the Congressional Budget Office that after-tax income did grow more for highest-income households.
Find this and other CBO publications here: http://www.cbo.gov/publications/
Congressional Budget Office online publications are included in the UCD Library Harvest Catalog.