Trying to find historical US economic data

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  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Hey all

    I've been looking for some data on the US economy, and surprisingly I've been having trouble.

    Basically, I want Official Cash Rates (Nominal Interest Rates set by FR), Unemployment rates & Inflation rates since 1969 (thought 1970-5 is still ok).

    I thought this information would be easy to access since I did it recently for the New Zealand and Dutch economies and all was available on government websites.

    I have looked on sites such as the OECD, CIA-F, etc. etc.

    Does anyone know of a nice magic website where I can find this information? That would be awesome!

    Thanks
     
  2. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    FRED II

    BEA

    BLS

    ^googling those will take you to websites with oodles of info. First is run by the St. Louis Fed if I remember right, second is the chestofdrawers of Economic Analyisis, third is the chestofdrawers of Labor Statistics.
     
  3. Auditor macrumors newbie

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  4. jamesmcd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamesmcd

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    Thanks guys.

    I looked around and eventually got all the data (and more) that I was looking for. The OECD website actually had more info than I originally thought, and after some proper searching I got everything.

    Thanks and greetings from the Netherlands!
    J
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Even though you found it, this site City Data is really cool if you ask me.
     

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