Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce.
BEA seeks to strengthen the understanding of the U. S. economy and its competitive
position by providing the most accurate and relevant Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economic accounts
data in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the
federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data are
compiled by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. In cooperation with and under contract to the BLS, states provide
impartial, timely, accurate and relevant data that serve as key economic indicators
for the health of the nation.
Your gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies
FedWorld Information Network
A comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and
acquiring government and business information.
By identifying and describing the key components of modern occupations,
O*NET supplies the nation with up-dated information critical
to the effective training, education, counseling and employment
The Simplified Tax and Wage Reporting System (STAWRS) is a joint
effort among the Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury,
Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration and
Social Security Administration, established to reduce the tax
and wage reporting burden of the employers through improving
the current reporting processes.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve sets monetary policy, supervises and regulates member financial institutions and provides an array of
financial services. In the Fifth District, we contribute to the formulation of national monetary policy, gather and analyze regional economic data, and
supervise and regulate financial institutions headquartered here. We also process currency, check and electronic payments for banks, and provide financial
services to the U.S. Treasury.
The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
NASWA is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor
market information and other programs and services provided through publicly funded state workforce systems. This site provides links to Labor Market
Information programs in all states including North Carolina.
U. S. Census Bureau
The Census serves as a vital statistical database that tells us who we are and where
we are going as a nation.
U.S. Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable
development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in
partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.
U.S. Department of Labor
Responsible for the administration and enforcement
of federal statutes covering a variety of workplace activities, including
protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights;
promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment
insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective
bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.