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Public Administration Statistical Information
Data on Public Administrators from DataUSA
Statistics about about the public administrator profession in the US.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Community data, statistics, reports, research, policy and news. An interactive data screen allows for state to state comparisons.
Center for Disease Control Fast Stats
"The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages."
National Survey of Children's Health
"The National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) provides rich data on multiple, intersecting aspects of children’s lives—including physical and mental health, access to quality health care, and the child’s family, neighborhood, school, and social context."
Bureau of Justice Statistics
"To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded. "
Employment Cost Trends
The National Compensation Survey produces quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs, Employment Cost Index (ECI), and quarterly data measuring level of average costs per hour worked, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation (ECEC). From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Occupational Employment Statistics
This BLS survey of wage and salary workers produces estimates for over 750 occupations in over 400 industry classifications. It can be tailored to specific industries and areas, and is a good source for obtaining a general overview of wages by occupation, industry, and local area.
Department of Labor
Federal agency that focuses on employment and wage issues and administers unemployment insurance
General Statistical Information
Historical Census Browser
Census data ranging from 1790-1960 Users can limit searches by many variables including gender, age, education & literacy. Data is available by state and by country. Maintained by the University of Virginia.
New York State Data Center
"The state’s primary and most comprehensive source for economic and demographic data, tracking the trends of the State of New York, its businesses and people."
Statista This link opens in a new window
A statistical portal, focusing on quantitative data within media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Fully searchable, Statista also includes great infographics and charts on hundreds of topics.