Summaries of the history, principles, and facts
related to the economy of the United States.
Overview of the U.S. Economy
Outline of the U.S. Economy
This overview of the U.S. economic system covers the U.S. government's role, monetary and fiscal policy, markets, agriculture, labor, small business, and trade.
of the Economy
The data on this page, drawn from the Bureau of Economic Analysis' featured economic accounts, comprise a basic statistical overview of the U.S. economy in recent quarters.
U.S. Economy at the Beginning and End of the
This chartbook presents a graphical snapshot of the U.S. economy at the beginning and the end of the 20th century. Comparisons examine U.S. income and demographics, government growth, and international trade activity.
Business of America
A general examination of agriculture, the first American industry; the American style of mass production; the labor movement; and the nation's economic system.
is a Market Economy?
An introductory guide to the free market system.
and Cents: Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money
Issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, this brochure provides basic information about U.S. paper money and coins -- how they are made, how they circulate, and how to spot counterfeit currency.
Credit and Interest Rates
Statistics on money, credit and interest rates.
State by State
Provides comparative export statistics for each of the 50 U.S. states. Through charts, graphs and text, each state fact sheet lists the value of exports, the number of jobs supported by export industries, and the fastest growing manufactured exports.
- Consumer and Producer Price Indexes
Indexes of producer and consumer prices, including actual prices for selected commodities, energy prices, and price index information for major consumer groups.