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American Community Survey (ACS)
The American Community Survey is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered 2010 census plan. It is used to collect data about the characteristics of the population throughout the decade rather than once every ten years.
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America's Career InfoNet
America's Career InfoNet is a resource for making informed career decisions to support a demand-driven workforce investment system.
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America's Labor Market Information System (ALMIS)
The ALMIS Database is a normalized relational database structure developed for the storage and maintenance of employment statistics, labor market information, employer listings and related economic and demographic data.
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Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
A Federal statistical agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, BEA is responsible for estimation of Gross Domestic Product. Data from the Current Employment Statistical (CES) and the Quarterly Covered Employment and Wages (QCEW) programs are used in the Gross Domestic Product estimates.
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Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
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Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Each month the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program surveys about 160,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 400,000 individual worksites, in order to provide detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls.
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Current Population Survey (CPS)
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years.
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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The total of all goods and services produced by the U.S. economy. GDP is compiled quarterly by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Homefair.com
Online research tool that provides a calculator for comparing cost-of-living expenses in different parts of the country.
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Local Employment Dynamics (LED)
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) is a voluntary partnership between state labor market information agencies and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop new information about local labor market conditions at low cost, with no added respondent burden, and with the same confidentiality protections afforded census and survey data.
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Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage and Overtime Premium Pay Standards Applicable to Nonsupervisory NONFARM Private Sector Employment Under State and Federal Laws
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National Association for Business Economics (NABE) - NABE® is an association of professionals who have an interest in business economics and who want to use the latest economic data and trends to enhance their ability to make sound business decisions.
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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
An economic classification system that replaces the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) for statistical purposes. NAICS is a system for classifying establishments by type of economic activity.
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Occupational Information Network (O*NET)
O*NET, the Occupational Information Network, is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics. As the replacement for the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), O*NET will be the nation's primary source of occupational information.
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Office of Management and Budget
A Federal agency who's predominant mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies.
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Planning District Commissions (PDC)
A Planning District Commission is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth chartered under the Regional Cooperation Act by the local governments of each planning district.
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Producer Price Index (PPI)
The Producer Price Index (PPI) program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. The prices included in the PPI are from the first commercial transaction for many products and some services.
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Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
Last updated in 1987 this coding taxonomy was used to describe the primary goods and services offered by a business. It has been replaced with a new classification structure entitled NAICS or North American Industrial Classification System, containing comparable industry codes for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
A standard classification used in social and economic statistical reporting programs, such as the Census Bureau or Bureau of Labor Statistics programs.
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
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US Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
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US Department of Labor
The Department of Labor administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.
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Virginia Scan
Virginia's inovative site selection tool gives you the information needed to determine the best location for your business.
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