What is FedStats?
, which has been available to the public since
access to the full range of official statistical information produced by
the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal
agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching
and linking capablilties to more than 100 agencies that provide data and
trend information on such topics as economic and population trends,
crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm
production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the
full breadth of Federal statistical information.
Who is FedStats?
FedStats provides information for Federal agencies
that are listed in
Statistical Programs of The United States Government
and reporting expenditures of at least $500,000 per year in
one or more statistical activities including:
- planning of statistical surveys and studies, including project design,
sample design and selection, and design of questionnaires, forms, or
other techniques of observation and data collection
- training of statisticians, interviewers, or processing personnel
- collection, processing, or tabulation of statistical data for
publication, dissemination, research, analysis, or program management and
- publication or dissemination of statistical data and studies
- methodological testing or statistical research
- data analysis
- forecasts or projections that are published or otherwise made available
for government-wide or public use
- statistical tabulation, dissemination,
or publication of data collected by others
- construction of secondary data series or development of models that are an
integral part of generating statistical series or forecasts
- management or coordination of statistical operations
- statistical consulting or training
Some principal statistical programs,
such as labor force statistics and energy statistics, are carried out
by agencies (the Bureau of Labor Statistics and
the Energy Information Administration, respectively) whose sole missions are
statistical. In other cases, agencies have statistical programs that support
their program planning and evaluation functions.
How do I find information on FedStats?
- Topics A to Z:
More than 400 topics that range from acute
conditions (colds and influenza) through weekly earnings.
- Program/Subject areas:
Link to summaries of the major statistical programs including
agriculture, education, energy, environment, health, income,
labor, national accounts, safety, and transportation.
If you know the name of the agency, you can select it from our
agency list, browse key statistics, and look up contact information.
Enter your key words or phrases. FedStats searches all of the linked
agencies (or those you specify); then provides a list of links to
the documents it finds. Our search database is updated twice per month
for each agency web site.
- Press releases:
For the most current information, browse our topic on press releases or
search our database, which is updated daily, for links to releases
from the principal statistical agencies.
How do I find information for my county or State on FedStats?
to profile your
State, county, Federal judicial district, or congressional district.
Just select the name from the menu or use the map provided for
How do I link to FedStats?
Copy the logo to your hard drive
Link directly to the logo on the FedStat server
- Small logo:
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- Medium logo:
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