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Consumer Research

Data on Local U.S. Markets

As a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Bureau of the Census conducts more than 100 surveys each year, including business surveys. For business research, including local markets analysis, the following are especially relevant: Annual Business Survey (ABS), County Business Patterns (CBP), and the Economic Census.

Another principal fact-finding agency within the U.S. Federal Statistical System is the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Among their data, some of the most popular include the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Producer Price Index (PPI), the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES), and the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS).

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