Alternate Data Sources during Shutdown

With the federal government shutdown limiting access to data for in-class use, we have gathered a list of alternate sources of government data accessible through

  • Minnesota Population Center offers Census microdata and data from other sources.
  • Social Explorer offers Census data in multiple formats geared for data visualization. 
  • ICPSR offers data from the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and others agencies that are archived here. 
  • FRED offers economic data through the Federal Reserve Board but the site indicates that data from government are not up to date. FRED also offers interactive tools for their data. 

Some government sites that are open but whose data in not being updated are and .

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Sue Hodge

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