It is important to cite not only the literature consulted but also the data or statistics used. The elements of a data/statistics citation include:
The following links provide you with useful guides to citing statistical data. Use these along with the citation style guide recommended by your instructor.
The OWL at Purdue, APA Style Reference List: Electronic Sources (Web Publications) (See section on Data Sets)
How to Cite Data (UBC Library)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Other Data Collections
Links to government departments and agencies, the Federal Reserve (including links to all branches), international organizations such as World Bank, and a variety of other sources for statistical data.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Public Use Data Archive
Datasets available from the NBER or otherwise associated with the NBER research program
Links to statistical data portals on U.S. federal government agency statistical websites.
Repository of raw empirical datasets from participating US federal agencies.