Global Financial Data has added 3000 series from the National Bureau for Economic Research to the GFDatabase.
The National Bureau of Economic Research was founded in 1920 as a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER began collecting economic data in order to carry out their research. Most of this data was for the United States, but data was also collected for the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other countries. The data cover over 100 years of data from the 1870s to the 1970s.
The data provide extensive coverage of all areas of macroeconomics for the United States. The data include series that focus on production and output, employment, national accounts, the government budget, commodity prices, real estate, energy, agriculture, government debt, imports and exports, interest rates, consumer price indices, wholesale price indices, and the stock market.
Examples of topics covered include Gross Private Domestic Investment, manufacturers’ shipments and inventories, actual hours of work per week in different industries, indices of factory employment and payrolls, private new construction activity, manufacturers’ new orders, number of business failures, number of new private non-farm housing units started, labor turnover and many other subjects.