Census Bureau - Poverty:
America's FactFinder: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
American Community Survey: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
State & County QuickFacts: http://quickfacts.census.gov/
Census: 2012 Economic Census
The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. It provides information on number of businesses in an industry (with sales data), includes industry reports by state.
Census: Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE):
The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program provides more current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than those from the most recent decennial census. Estimates are created for school districts, counties, and states.
America's Career Information Net
Find high-growth and high-wage occupations by state or nationwide, and by education level. Find Industry statistics and information, as well as state labor market information.
BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The web site hosted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers information on inflation, consumer spending, wages and benefits, productivity, safety and health, employment and unemployment, industries, business costs, links to their publications, and career information for kids, among other topics.
http://www.bls.gov (Main Page)
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR)
Read the CRR 2009 Retirement Survey. The survey addressed a wide range of factors that could influence workers' response to the downturn, including socio-economic, financial, employment, and behavioral characteristics.
Economic Research Service (ERS): - US Department of Agriculture
Statistical Data on Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America.
Raw Data: http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/sdcprofiles3/mo/
MO Census Menu: http://mcdc1.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/applinks/applinks.py?geoid=04000US29
Circular Area Profiles: http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/caps.html
Tract Number (MO): http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/dp3_2kmenus/mo/Tracts/
MO Demographic Profiles: http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/sf3pros/moindex.html
Illinois Census Information
Tract Number (IL): http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/dp3_2kmenus/il/Tracts/
Place (IL): http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/websas/dp3_2kmenus/il/Places/
State Demographic Profiles: http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/sf3pros/ilindex.html
BEA: U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) collects economic information from primary sources and produces reports based on their own research and analysis. Their regional page can provide economic statistics at the state and county level.
http://www.bea.gov (Main Page)
http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm (Select State)
MERIC: Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
MERIC is a division of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The Webpage is updated regularly and provides statistics and reports on economic indicators for the state of Missouri and its counties.
http://www.ded.mo.gov/researchandplanning/index.stm (Main Page)
http://www.ded.mo.gov/researchandplanning/industry/emp_wage/index.stm(Missouri Employment Information)
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education: Sheltered Workshops
http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/shelteredworkshops/ (Main Page)
http://dese.mo.gov/se/sw/se-sw-directories.html(Directory of MO Sheltered Workshops)
http://dese.mo.gov/se/sw/se-sw-pubs-forms.html (Sheltered Workshops Publications and Forms)
NCCP: National Center for Children in Poverty
NCCP is a nonprofit group that produces reports on economic factors and government policies and its link to poverty. The Website contains a "data wizard" which allows the user to make charts to compare demographics, income, and polices.
http://www.nccp.org (Main Page)
http://www.nccp.org/profiles/index_IL.html (Illinois profile)
OSEDA: Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis
OSEDA collects social and economic data and produces reports focusing on important public policy issues. Projects vary in scope and include: Missouri's Kids count, Status of Seniors in St. Louis, Social and Economic Indicator Resource, business indicator tool project, and others.
http://www.oseda.missouri.edu (Main Page)
http://www.oseda.missouri.edu/countypage (Missouri Counties)
Missouri Economic Research and Information Center: Local Area unemployment statistics (LAUS)
http://www.missourieconomy.org/ (Main Page)
http://www.missourieconomy.org/indicators/laus/index.stm (Local Area unemployment statistics)