Economic Report of the President

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Economic Report of the President, 1995 to Present

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About the Economic Report of the President

What is the Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the Budget of the United States Government. Supplementary reports can be issued to the Congress which contain additional and/or revised recommendations.

The Economic Report of the President is issued by the Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisers. It includes:

  • Current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays.
  • Employment objectives for significant groups of the labor force.
  • Annual numeric goals.
  • A program for carrying out program objectives.

The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the Budget of the United States Government. Supplementary reports can be issued to the Congress which contain additional and/or revised recommendations.

Included in the Economic Report of the President is the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers. Each year, the Council of Economic Advisers submits this report on its activities during the previous calendar year in accordance with the requirements of the Congress as set forth in section 10(d) of the Employment Act of 1946 as amended by the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978.

What is available?
  • The Economic Report of the President has been published since 1950 and is available on govinfo from 1995 forward. Documents are available in ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), with many of the tables also available for separate viewing and downloading as spreadsheets in xls and comma delimited formats.
  • Economic Indicators back to 1948 are made available through FRASER, the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research. FRASER is provided through a partnership between GPO and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRASER is not an official version of Economic Indicators and GPO cannot guarantee the authenticity or completeness of the data.

Searching the Economic Report of the President

You can find and search the Economic Report of the President by:

  • Using Basic Search for keyword and metadata fielded searches,
  • Using Advanced Search; fields specific to the Economic Report of the President will display after you select Economic Report of the President in the Refine by Collection column,
  • Refining search results by clicking on links in the Refine Your Search panel on the left hand side of the page (the sections under Refine Your Search correspond to the metadata available for the documents), and
  • Browsing the Economic Report of the President browse page.

General govinfo Search Tips

Search Examples

Search for Tables from the Economic Report of the President

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp erpsection:table
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Section from the first box and select Table from the second box.

Search by Table Group – For example,tables with the Population, Employment, Wages, and Productivity table group.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp and tablegroup:"Population, Employment, Wages, and Productivity"
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Table Group then enter Population, Employment, Wages, and Productivity in the next box.

Search by Table Number – For example, Table B-2.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp and heading:"table b-2"
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Heading from the first box and enter "table b-2" in the next box.

Search for Chapters from the Economic Report of the President

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp erpsection:chapter
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Section from the first box and select Chapter from the next box.

Search by Chapter Number – For example,Chapter 3.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp and heading:"chapter 3"
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Heading from the first box then enter "chapter 3" in the next box.

Search by Keyword – For example, using the keyword "unemployment."

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:erp unemployment
  • Using Advanced Search, select Economic Report of the President under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter unemployment in the second text box.

Sample Economic Report of the President URLs

Govinfo uses two key pieces of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and Details pages:

  • Granule ID for the Economic Report of the President is used to identify the specific section, part, subpart, chapter, or subchapter within a volume of the publication.
  • Package ID is used to identify an individual volume of the publication.

Identifier

Structure/Metadata Field

Example

Package ID

ERP-{Publication Date} (in YYYY)

ERP-2009

Granule ID

Front Matter:

{Package ID)-FrontMatter-{#}

Table of Contents:

{Package ID)-toc

Overview:

{Package ID)-overview

Chapters:

{Package ID)-chapter{Chapter Number}

Appendix:

{Package ID)-appendix{Appendix Letter}

Tables:

{Package ID)-table{Table Number}

 

Note: If there are multiple Front Matter or Overview documents, append a -{#} at the end starting with -2 for the second document.

Front Matter:

ERP-2009-frontmatter

 

Table of Contents:

ERP-2009-toc

 

Overview:

ERP-2009-overview

 

Chapters:

ERP-2009-chapter4

 

Appendix:

ERP-2009-appendixA

 

Tables:

ERP-2009-table23

Details Page for an Entire Issue

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{packageId}

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/ERP-2010

PDF File for an Entire Issue

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{packageId}/pdf/{packageId}.pdf

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ERP-2009/pdf/ERP-2009.pdf

Details Page for an Individual Document

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{packageId}/{granuleId}

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/ERP-2009/ERP-2009-table3

PDF File for an Individual Document

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{packageId}/pdf/{granuleId}.pdf

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ERP-2009/pdf/ERP-2009-table3.pdf

HTML File for an Individual Document

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{packageId}/html/{granuleId}.htm

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ERP-2009/html/ERP-2009-table3.htm

XLS File for an Individual Document

Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{packageId}/xls/{granuleId}.xls

Example:  https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ERP-2009/xls/ERP-2009-table3.xls

Note: XLS files are only available for tables.


Economic Report of the President Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Economic Report of the President are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout govinfo for

  • Narrowing Your Search,
  • Browsing Government Publications,
  • Field Operators,
  • Advanced Search, and
  • Display on Details Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Basic Search  box using field operators. The field operators available for the Federal Register are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. Using Field Operators

Some of these metadata fields are made available for use in Advanced Search. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. Using Advanced Search

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

 

collection:erp

"erp" is used for Economic Report of the President

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"council of economic advisers"

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:1998-02-07

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

Former Package ID

The document ID of the "package" as originally specified on www.gpoaccess.gov.

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":______)

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":"f:app_a1.wais")

Former Identifier

The document ID of the article on the former www.gpoaccess.gov website.

formerid:

formerid:"f:erp_b2.wais"

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"PR {x}.9:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in govinfo are generally at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2009-08-01

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys//pkg/ERP-2008/pdf/ERP-2008-table2.pdf"

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Publishing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"u.s. government printing office"

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:executive

Possible Values: executive, legislative, judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

WAIS Database Name

The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system.

waisdbname:

waisdbname:2003_erp

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

Publication Title

The title of the publication. Individual  documents can also be searched using the title field operator.

title:

title:"The Benefits of Market Opening"

Section

The category of a section of the Economic Report of the President, e.g., “Table of Contents”, “Chapter”, “Overview”, "Table", "Appendix", “Other”.

erpsection:

erpsection:TABLE

Possible Values:

See Table below

Congress Number

The number of the Congress responsible for the document. Congresses last for two years, so for example, the 110th Congress was in session from 2007 through 2008.

congress:

congress:108

President

The name of the president, for example "George W. Bush," "Barack Obama," or simply "Clinton".

president:

president:clinton

Heading

The heading of the table, chapter or appendix. For example, "Chapter 3" or "Table B-12"

heading:

heading:"chapter 3"

Source

The textual description of the source of data for the tables. For example, "Department of Commerce (Bureau of Economic Analysis) and International Monetary Fund"

source:

source:"Department of Commerce"

Table Group

The tables in Appendix B are grouped into categories. These are the different categories available.

tablegroup:

tablegroup:“National Income or Expenditure”

Economic Report of the President Metadata Value Lists

Section Metadata Values

The table below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Section advanced search field or the erpsection: field operator.

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

FRONTMATTER

Front Matter

TOC

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Overview

CHAPTER

Chapter

APPENDIX

Appendix

TABLE

Table

OTHER

Other


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