December 3, 2020

U.S. Census Releases “America’s Economy” App for iOS, Android Version Also Available

Today’s release for iOS follows two weeks after the Android version of the app became available. Both versions are free to download and use.

From the U.S. Census:

“America’s Economy,” the U.S. Census Bureau’s first mobile application, is now available for iPhone and iPad. The America’s Economy mobile app provides updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and economic trends.

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The following 16 key economic indicators will be available as part of the initial release of the app:

Census Bureau

  • Advance Monthly Retail Sales
  • New Residential Construction
  • New Residential Sales
  • Construction Spending
  • International Trade
  • Advance Report Durable Goods
  • Business Inventories
  • Manufacturers’ Goods
  • Monthly Wholesale
  • Homeownership Rate
  • Quarterly Services Survey
  • QFR — Retail Trade
  • QFR — Manufacturing

Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Personal Income and Outlays

Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Unemployment Rate

Users are able to set alerts to receive notifications when economic indicators are updated. They can also add statistical release schedules to their personal calendars. When each indicator is released, users can share the news on both Facebook and Twitter. Future updates of America’s Economy will include additional statistics.

The “America’s Economy” app became available to Android users on Aug. 9 and has already been downloaded more than 10,000 times.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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