2010 Census of Population and Housing
2000 Census of Population and Housing
1990 Census of Population and Housing
Decennial Census, Historical
Conducted every five years by the U.S. Census Bureau, currently covering years ending in 2 and 7 (e.g., 1987, 1992, etc.). Until the mid-20th century, these surveys were part of the Decennial Censuses (see at left).
Annual Survey of Manufactures
Conducted since 1949, the Survey provides detailed annual statistics on the location, activities, and products of U.S. manufacturers.
Census Bureau - Economic Surveys
Descriptive and contact information for each survey, plus links to related surveys and online data.
Census of Governments
Quinquennial survey conducted since 1957 covering government organization, taxable property values, public employment, and government finances. Earlier data on government entities may be found with the Decennial Censuses (see above).
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Starting points for descriptions of BLS surveys, methodology, and access to data:
Current Population Survey (CPS)
A monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey has been conducted for more than 50 years and is the primary source of information on the labor force characteristics of the U.S. population. [Edited excerpt from "Overview" on the Current Population Survey web site,]
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)
From the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program: Public Use microdata from Cornell
Other LEHD data (Census Bureau): Including restricted-use microdata
Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)
The purpose of the program, as stated on their web site, is: "To collect source and amount of income, labor force information, program participation and eligibility data, and general demographic characteristics...".
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) also has SIPP data files for 1984-2014 in several formats.