News Release: New BEA Web Site Feature Makes It Easier To Get Big Picture
Of U.S. Economy
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June 4, 2004
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New BEA Web Site Feature Makes It Easier
To Get Big Picture Of U.S. Economy
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced a new feature on
its Web site called the “Enhanced Overview
of the U.S. Economy” (at www.bea.gov).
This new feature will provide a summary of the Nation’s economy
with easy to read highlights and graphs of major economic statistics,
making them more accessible to even casual data users.
The overview also includes news releases and articles that summarize gross
domestic product, personal income, balance of payments and other economic
indicators. Using color-coding, the new format makes data tables more
accessible than before and provides easier downloading and printing from
the Web site.
Each of BEA’s four accounts — national, industry, international
and regional — are presented on the page and feature links to more
detailed information about the key economic indicators that BEA produces.
Highlights provide a synopsis for every economic indicator, creating a
one-stop reference for data users looking for quick, accurate information.
“BEA is working hard to improve America’s access to economic
data,” said BEA Deputy Director Rosemary Marcuss. “These data
play an important role in helping the Nation chart its economic course.”
BEA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. To present a better
understanding of U.S. economic activity, it provides timely, relevant,
and accurate economic data. BEA produces economic statistics that enable
government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American
public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.