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Business and Industry Statistics
Part of the US Census Bureau site, but can narrow down trends to a specific community (your town).
Bureau of Labor Statistics Sites on the Web
Provides links to the main U.S. Federal Statistical Agencies, state labor market statistics, and National Statistical Agencies for other countries
County Business Patterns
Provides "data is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses."
FDIC Bank & Data Statistics
Bank data, EX: Bank of America's market share in 2018?
Provides statistics from over 100 government agencies. Options for searching are to use: the Topics A-Z for a listing of topics, sort by geographical area, sort by eBooks, or by the specific agency.
International Labor Statistics
The International Labor Organization (ILO) offers several tools and databases offering global labor statistics; labor laws, legislation, standards and recommendations; labor force survey results; and statics about child labor. The labor statistics portion of these tools is derived from the publication Yearbook of Labour Statistics and the accompanying Country Profiles volume. The most recent edition of this publication is *not* available on this site, but is available in print in the Reference Collection.
This one is great for getting industry/sector balance sheets and income statements for the overall industry
US Census Bureau
Check out the Current Industrial Reports," for measures of manufacturing and industry from US.
US Economy at a Glance
Current and back data on economy; a go-to quick look.
Local and State Statistics
Public Opinion Stats
Gallup Poll: Great reputation as a nonpartisan poll/survey examiner for news "based on US and world polls,
daily tracking and public opinion research." Use the resources pull
down, and go to topics A-Z, or just enter your basic terms in the search
Pew Institute: A
nonpartisan site that uses polls/surveys to examine current issues and
trends affecting America and the world. Use the search box to look for a
specific item, or the topic index (tab at the top) or search by general
overview. Scroll down in each issue, as there are several survey
questions shown for each.