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Economic Research: International Data Resources

International Economics Data

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Communities. Its website provides information on economy and finance, population and social conditions, industries, external trade, transportation and more. Some data is available at the regional level.

Laborsta (International Labour Organisation)
Information for over 200 countries on employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, consumer price indices and more. There is information on certain variables from 1969-2008 and employment projections through 2020.

Statistical Yearbook (United Nations)
Complete contents of the forty-sixth issue of the Statistical Yearbook (with data through 2010) in database format.

UN Data Access System/United Nations
The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has a new internet based data service for the global user community.  It brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point.  Topics included are agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, industry, national accounts, population, trade and tourism.

World Development Indicators (World Bank)
WDI (World Development Indicators) Online contains statistical data from the World Bank for over 1100 development indicators and time series data from 1960 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators. Results can be scaled, indexed against a particular year, viewed by percentage change, and charted. Data can be exported in Excel and other formats.  Other World Bank Databases can be accessed from their Data Catalog.

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