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BEV BUTULA: App provides easy access to census data

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched the “first interactive tool geared exclusively toward finding basic demographic and economic statistics for every congressional district in the U.S.” The tool, My Congressional District, offers selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey.

My Congressional District has the user select a state and then a specific district. Once a district is selected, detailed statistics are displayed. The simple interface permits the researcher to choose statistics regarding jobs, housing, education, income and general demographics.

For those who regularly monitor economic data, you may be interested in the American Community Survey mobile app. The app “provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, and trends over time.”

And, yes, the app provides consumer price index and producer price index data.

Hat tip to Library Stuff.

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