Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:
- GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
- Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
- Population updated at least once a year
Census.gov has data on a wide variety of national statistics including all major demographic and economic indicators (population, GDP etc etc). Tabular data is generally provided in machine-readable formats such as Excel (an open format such as CSV would be preferable but we still consider this acceptable). The data is also available "in bulk" in the sense that ther e are complete files plus data is available via automated access on an FTP site at http://www2.census.gov/ (where CSV files are often available). One point to note is that there are other sources of such data within the US government including the Bureau of Economic Analysis (http://bea.gov), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://bls.gov/) etc.
The data are in the public domain.
I changed the licence url to a location that pointed to the public domain nature of US Census data
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|Date the data became available||Unknown|
|Format of data||XLS, CSV, pdf|
|Reviewer||Tracey P. Lauriault|
|Submitters||Tracey P. Lauriault|
|Last modified||Fri Nov 28 2014 07:00:39 GMT+0000 (UTC)|