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America's Economy

Take the pulse of the U.S. Economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 20 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, and trends over time.

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Key Features

  • Quick overview of indicators measuring the U.S. economy
  • Detailed page for each indicator with trend data
  • Share indicators on Facebook, Twitter and via email
  • View release schedules for indicators
  • Set up notifications and custom views

Indicators (20)

  • Advance Monthly Retail Sales
  • Advance Report Durable Goods
  • Business Inventories
  • Construction Spending
  • Consumer Price Index
  • Homeownership Rate
  • International Trade
  • Manufacturers’ Goods
  • Monthly Wholesale
  • New Residential Construction
  • New Residential Sales
  • Nonfarm Payroll
  • Personal Income
  • Producer Price Index
  • QFR–Manufacturing
  • QFR–Retail Trade
  • Quarterly Services Survey
  • Real Gross Domestic Product
  • Rental Vacancy Rate
  • Unemployment Rate

The America’s Economy app is just one example of how the Census Bureau is following the Digital Government Strategy by making its statistics more available anywhere, anytime and in any place. The Census Bureau does not collect or retain any information using this application. All information is stored only on your phone.

Terms of Service

"America’s Economy" is a mobile application provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau (Census) that provides the public access to key statistics about the health of the United States economy through a smart phone device.

Information presented on America’s Economy is public information and may be freely distributed or copied.

Census does not require individuals to register or provide any personally identifiable information (PII) to Census as a condition of downloading or using America’s Economy. Census will not have access to any information regarding individuals or individuals' devices using the America’s Economy application.

The Terms of Service for use of the above application are as follows:

  1. America’s Economy is provided to You, as the user, and those who may take by, through or under You, "as is," without any warranty (whether express or implied) or representation whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability. America’s Economy is taken hereunder without any right to support or to any improvements, extensions, or modifications, except as may be agreed to separately, in writing, by Census.

  2. You hereby and forever waive, release and discharge the United States/Department of Commerce and all its instrumentalities, including Census (together, "Commerce"), from any and all liabilities and obligations in connection with the use, application, sale or conveyance of America’s Economy. You agree that this term should be given the broadest interpretation possible in favor of the release of Commerce under applicable law.

  3. You will not use the logos, emblems, or trademarks of Commerce on any product or service that is directly or indirectly related to these terms without the prior written approval of Commerce. You will not in any way imply that Commerce endorses your use of America’s Economy.

  4. You agree to make a good faith effort to use America’s Economy in a way that does not cause damage, harm, or embarrassment to Commerce. Commerce expressly reserves all rights and remedies.

  5. The construction, validity, performance, and effect of these terms for all purposes will be governed by Federal law of the United States. Any disputes related to use of America’s Economy must be brought in an appropriate Federal court.

  6. You shall indemnify and hold harmless Commerce from all claims, liabilities, demands, damages, expenses, and losses arising from or in connection with your use, sale or conveyance of the America’s Economy application, including those who take by, through or under You whether or not You were directly involved. This provision will survive termination of these terms and will include any and all claims or liabilities arising under intellectual property rights, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. If You are an Executive Agency of the United States, this clause is not applicable.

Terms of Service updated September 17, 2014.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for New Media and Promotions | (301) 763-5716 | Last Revised: December 17, 2014