State of the Nation (Stat-USA)

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State of the Nation (SOTN) gives financial and economic data from throughout the federal government and other related entities. Unlike the "GLOBUS & NTDB" section, SOTN concerns itself with the United States' domestic economy. The following list identifies categories of information they provide:

  • General Economic Indicators: Consumer Price Index,Producer Price Index, Gross Domestic Product, National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA)
  • Housing and Construction: Housing Starts and Building Permits, New Construction, New Home Sales
  • Employment: Cost Index, Local Area Employment, and Unemployment (Weekly Unemployment Claims Report)
  • Manufacturing and Industry: Retail Sales, Manufacturing, Trade, Inventories, Sales, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, Current Industry Reports
  • Monetary Statistics: Selected Interest Rates (H.15), Foreign Exchange Rates (H.10), Bank Credit (H.8), Money Stock (H.6)
  • Economic Policy: Beige Book, Treasury Statements, Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony by FRB Chairman

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This database may be accessed from the Electronic Resources Section of the Alvin Sherman Library website.

From the Stat-USA page, you can access State of the Nation by clicking on the link that looks like the Statue of Liberty.

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Viewing Documents

The State of the Nation site as seen in the image below contains a collection of links to the various types of information available.

To view the current version of a document, simply click on the desired link. NOTE: The content changes frequently; to view old versions of a document, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and click on State of the Nation Library.

Search screen in State of the Nation.


To print from State of the Nation highlight the text you wish to print then use the either your browser print button or the "ctrl p" key command from your computer. Either of these functions will allow you to print the desired information.

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