Business Statistics of the United States 2008: Patterns of Economic Change
Cornelia J. Strawser
Bernan Press, Jul 10, 2008 - Business & Economics - 674 pages
Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data relevant to the nation's economic performance since World War II. It provides up to 77 years of annual data in regional, demographic, and industrial detail for key indicators such as gross domestic product, personal income, spending, saving, employment, unemployment, the capital stock, and more. This publication far surpasses the Economic Report of the President in providing historical data and valuable information about definitions, sources, methods, and current statistical controversies that are essential for understanding and comparing economic measures. This updated edition includes New data from Bureau of Economic Analysis on business rates of return and 'Q-ratio', Consumer price index for consumers 62 years of age and older, New Federal Reserve current data on real interest rates and interest rate 'swaps', Price index for resales of existing homes as well as resales and refinancings combined, Analysis of the upcoming switch in the definition of hourly earnings in the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly survey.
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