Free Data from the OECD / US Census Bureau

Ain’t email newsletters useful – fairly old technology but they do the trick in keeping you up to date with some of the best free resources on the web!  Whilst recently trawling through a long weekend’s worth of emails I came across these two international statistical gems:

 From the always useful Resourceshelf came a posting about OECD Data Sets  –

These data sets are exciting information products now available in the public OECD GDP chartdomain, without requiring a subscription to SourceOECD. They are being added to a single online platform which enables one to search for and extract data from across OECD’s many databases for the first time. This platform is called OECD.Stat.

And from the Internet Scout Report:

The Annual Statistical Abstract from the U.S. Census Bureau has been published since 1878 and it serves as the “authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.” Drawing on data sources that US Census Ancetries by Stateinclude the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Abstract provides detailed tables, charts, and data sets on income, the labor force, education, energy use, foreign commerce, and hundreds of other topical areas.

 Keep reading those newsletters!

3 thoughts on “Free Data from the OECD / US Census Bureau

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  2. OECD.Stat is in beta and as such is currently freely available via the SourceOECD platform. We anticipate the beta period lasting until some time in the third quarter 2008 after which access to OECD.Stat will require a subscription. In parallel, we are developing a new, freely available service, which will give access to popular tables.

  3. Thanks Toby, I missed the bit about beta, however it’s great to hear that there will be a free service for the most popular data! We’re always on the lookout for free reliable information we can recommend to our clients!

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