Government Essentials

Government spending, demographic, economic, & environmental statistics; reference data on holidays and administrative boundaries


This product serves as a central source of government statistics and reference data. It includes a collection of demographic, economic, government spending, and environmental timeseries data along with commonly used reference data about geographies and holidays. A single, unified schema joins together across the various publishers.

Example topics covered:

  • GDP

  • Unemployment

  • Household income

  • US government contracts

  • US Treasury fiscal data

  • US consumer credit outstanding

  • Household balance sheets

  • Crime and disease incidences

  • Population

  • Public holidays

  • Global & regional growth projections

  • Crime and disease incidences

  • Imports, exports, tariffs

  • Global development indicators

Government Essentials is centered around geographic entities at different levels (e.g. national, state, county, municipal, zip code, census tracts, etc.) and contains a variety of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual indicators.

Data Sources, Attributes, Sample Queries

A detailed description of the data is available by source. Source pages include key attributes (e.g. geographic coverage, time granularity, history, entity level), release frequency, notes & methodologies, and sample queries.

All Cybersyn products follow the EAV (entity, attributes, value) model with a unified schema. Entities are tangible objects (e.g. geography, company) that Cybersyn provides data on. All timeseries' dates and values that refer to the entity are included in a timeseries table. Descriptors of the timeseries are included in an attributes table. Data is joinable across all Cybersyn products that have a GEO_ID. Refer to Cybersyn Concepts for more details.

As with all Public Domain datasets, Cybersyn aims to release data on Snowflake Marketplace as soon as the underlying source releases new data. We check periodically for changes to the underlying source and, upon detecting a change, propagate the data to Snowflake Marketplace immediately. See our release process for more details.

Releases & Changelog

3/7/24 - Added regional GDP, retails sales index, and safety data from the UK Office for National Statistics

Added data from the UK Office for Statistics in support of the Women In Data Safety Hackathon. Datasets added include regional GDP by quarter, retail sales index, prisoner statistics, and domestic abuse statistics. Data is available in the following tables: united_kingdom_timeseries united_kingdom_attributes

2/7/24 - Removed legacy US Treasury revenue collections tables


Users still have access to revenue collections data in the US_TREASURY_ATTRIBUTES and US_TREASURY_TIMESERIES tables that were released on 12/14/23.

1/27/24 - Added global Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) statistics from the World Bank

Added annual ESG statistics on global sustainability performance for 200+ countries and territories. Example country-level variables include CO2 emissions, natural resource depletion, energy use, government effectiveness, life expectancy, population with access to safely managed drinking water, and renewable electricity output.

Added governance indicators for 200+ countries and territories. The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) report on six broad dimensions of governance: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, and control of corruption.

The data is available in the following tables:



1/19/24 - Added weekly national unemployment insurance claims from the US Department of Labor

Expanded US Department of Labor coverage to include national weekly figures on initial and continuing unemployment claims filed during the previous week. Initial claims represent the number of individuals who have filed for unemployment benefits for the first time during a given week. Continuing claims indicate the number of individuals who are still receiving unemployment benefits in subsequent weeks.

The data is available in the following tables:



1/8/24 - Added US Consumer Credit, Industrial Production, Financial Accounts, and Commercial Paper from the Federal Reserve

Added the following timeseries from the Federal Reserve to the FEDERAL_RESERVE_TIMESERIES and FEDERAL_RESERVE_ATTRIBUTES tables:

  • Monthly outstanding revolving and non-revolving US consumer credit including select terms (e.g. interest rates on new car loans, personal loans, credit card plans) and major holders (e.g. credit unions, finance companies, depository institutions) - Fed Report Number G.19

  • Monthly industrial production and capacity utilization rates covering manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities. The production index measures real output and the capacity index estimates sustainable potential output. - Fed Report Number G.17

  • Quarterly assets and liabilities by sector and financial instruments. Quarterly balance sheets, including net worth, for households, nonprofits and non-financial businesses. - Fed Report Number Z.1

  • Daily commercial paper issuance rates and volumes - Derived from data supplied by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

  • Monthly owned and managed outstanding receivables at financial services companies. - Fed Report Number G.20

1/5/24 - Added weekly unemployment insurance claims by state from the US Department of Labor

Added weekly unemployment insurance claims (i.e. jobless claims) that count the number of people filing to receive unemployment insurance benefits by state. The claims are broken into two categories - initial (number of people filing for the first time) and continued (number of people filing for ongoing unemployment benefits).

The data is available in the following tables:

  • US_DEPARTMENT_OF_LABOR_UNEMPLOYMENT_INSURANCE_CLAIMS_ATTRIBUTES describes the unemployment insurance variables tracked by the US Department of Labor

  • US_DEPARTMENT_OF_LABOR_UNEMPLOYMENT_INSURANCE_CLAIMS_TIMESERIES provides historical values for each US Department of Labor reported attribute

12/18/23 - Added industrial development statistics on the manufacturing sector from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Sourced from the INDSTAT 2 (2016-2023), the data provides statistics on industrial performance and trends by country for the manufacturing sector. The following variables over time, by country are included:

  • Number of establishments

  • Number of employees

  • Wages and salaries

  • Output

  • Value added

  • Gross fixed capital formation

  • Number of female employees

  • Index of industrial production

Data is available in the following tables:

  • UNITED_NATIONS_INDUSTRIAL_DEVELOPMENT_ORGANIZATION_ATTRIBUTES details each manufacturing indicator tracked by ISIC economic activity and INDSTAT yearly version.

  • UNITED_NATIONS_INDUSTRIAL_DEVELOPMENT_ORGANIZATION_TIMESERIES provides historical values on an annual basis for each UNIDO variable tracked.

12/14/23 - Added HQM corporate bond yields, U.S. Treasury savings bonds, TreasuryDirect securities, and interest rates for U.S. Treasury securities

Added high quality market corporate bond yields, U.S. Treasury savings bonds (issues, redemptions, maturities), securities issued in TreasuryDirect, and average interest rates on U.S. Treasury securities from the U.S Treasury.

  • The US_TREASURY_ATTRIBUTES table includes details on each variable

  • The US_TREASURY_TIMESERIES table includes Historical values for each variable

12/6/23 - Added global labor statistics from the International Labour Organization (ILO)

Added global labor data from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Variables include employment, unemployment, population, potential labor force, labor force participation, rate of labor underutilization, working poverty rate, and annual growth rate of output per worker. Data can be cut by sex, age, occupation, status in employment, economic activity (e.g. education, utilities, construction), rural/urban areas, and economic class.

  • The INTERNATIONAL_LABOUR_ORGANIZATION_ATTRIBUTES table includes descriptions of each labor statistic

  • The INTERNATIONAL_LABOUR_ORGANIZATION_TIMESERIES table includes historical values for each ILO variable tracked

11/30/23 - Added global trade, tariff, and import relationship data from the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Added global trade flows, imposed tariffs, and trade interactions between countries from the World Trade Organization (WTO) . The data details export and import figures for goods and services across different countries and regions, tariff rates and structures that WTO member countries apply to imports from other nations, trade dependencies between countries, and the balance of trade between specific pairs of nations.

  • The WORLD_TRADE_ORGANIZATION_ATTRIBUTES table details the global trade, tariff, and import relationship statistics tracked by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

  • The WORLD_TRADE_ORGANIZATION_TIMESERIES table provides timeseries values by date for the reported trade statistics by country, country group, and global region (as defined by the World Trade Organization).

11/30/23 - Added global health indicators from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Added 1,100+ health-related indicators for 194 members of the World Health Organization (WHO) and their associated country groups and global regions. Example metrics include alcohol consumption among adolescents and adults, tobacco control policies, abortion rates, accessibility of dementia care services, and adolescent fertility rates. Environmental health indicators including air pollution's impact on mortality rates and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) as well as deaths attributable to the environment are also included.

  • The WORLD_HEALTH_ORGANIZATION_ATTRIBUTES table details the health statistics tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • The WORLD_HEALTH_ORGANIZATION_TIMESERIES table provides timeseries values by date for the reported health indicators by country, country group, or global region (as defined by global organizations like UNICEF, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization).

11/30/23 - Added country groups and regions from the WHO, WTO, and UN to geography tables

Added additional country groups and geography types to the GEOGRAPHY_INDEX from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Trade Organization (WTO), and United Nations (UN). The member countries of the added geographies are mapped in the GEOGRAPHY_RELATIONSHIPS table. Select new geographic regions include:

  • BRICS members

  • World Trade Organization (WTO) members

  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

  • UNICEF regions

  • United Nations regions

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) regions

  • World Bank regions

  • World Health Organization (WHO) regions and income regions

  • World Bank regions and income groups

11/28/23 - Added US agricultural export sales data from the USDA

Added US Export Sales Reporting (ESR) data on weekly export sales activity for 40+ US agricultural commodities sold abroad from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

  • The US_DEPARTMENT_OF_AGRICULTURE_COMMODITIES_ATTRIBUTES now includes the export of commodities in addition to the existing production, supply, and distribution variables.

  • The US_DEPARTMENT_OF_AGRICULTURE_COMMODITIES_TIMESERIES table provides the reported metrics for each commodity by GEO_ID.

11/20/23 - Expanded American Community Survey (ACS) history for 1,400+ population variables since 2005 for ~500K geographies

Added historical data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to the AMERICAN_COMMUNITY_SURVEY_ATTRIBUTES and AMERICAN_COMMUNITY_SURVEY_TIMESERIES tables for over 1,400 population variables dating back to 2005 at the following geographic entity levels: country, states, counties, cities, zip codes, core-based statistical areas (CBSAs), census tracts, and census block groups. Example population variable additions include age, race, income, employment status, immigration status, and household status.

Data is as up to date as the latest ACS publication.

11/3/23 - Added global agricultural commodity production and distribution data from the USDA. Added calendar index table

Added two tables sourced from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) which provides production, supply, and distribution data on agricultural commodities for both the United States and other producing and consuming countries since 1960.

  • us_department_of_agriculture_commodities_attributes describes the production, supply, and distribution metrics tracked for each commodity by the USDA.

  • us_department_of_agriculture_commodities_timeseries table provides the reported metrics for each commodity and country.

Added the calendar_index table which compiles common calendars into a single table. Each calendar type has a unique CALENDAR_ID, which allows users to select which calendar type they want to use. Individual periods within each calendar type include period start and end dates.

The calendar_index currently includes regular calendar periods (days, weeks, months, quarters, and years) and 4-5-4 retail calendar periods (4-5-4 retail months, quarters, and years).

The 4-5-4 retail calendar is a standardized accounting and reporting calendar system used by many retailers, where each fiscal year is divided into 13 weeks, aiming to align with seasonal variations and facilitate more accurate financial comparisons.

10/19/23 - Added US Federal Government Revenue Collections from the US Treasury Fiscal Data

The US Treasury provides a daily overview of net federal revenue collections from income tax deposits, customs duties, fees for government services, fines, and loan repayments. These collections undergo electronic and/or non-electronic processing, involving various channels such as mail, internet, banking, and over-the-counter transactions, all of which are comprehensively incorporated within this dataset.

The us_treasury_revenue_collections_timeseries table provides daily net collections amounts broken down by tax category and processing channel. The us_treasury_revenue_collections_attributes table details each collection method reported by the US Treasury.

10/11/23 - Added population variables to the American Community Survey tables

Expanded the american_community_survey_attributes and american_community_survey_timeseries tables to include additional population variables related to income, age, and educational attainment.

New series include Household Income in the Past 12 Months (Inflation-Adjusted), Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over, and Age of Householder By Household Income in the Past 12 Months (Inflation-Adjusted). These series are available by multiple breakdowns (ex. income, age, gender, etc.).

10/2/23 - Added population data from the American Community Survey

Expanded our population dataset to include annual estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) for 2021 and 2022 at multiple geographic levels in the United States.

9/15/23 - Added FIPS 10-4 country codes and state abbreviations

Expanded the geography_characteristics table to include mappings of FIPS 10-4 country codes and U.S. state abbreviations to country and state-level GEO_IDs, respectively.

8/11/23 – Added geospatial boundaries data for territories in the US and Canada

The Census Bureau and Statistics Canada publish geospatial boundaries data for their territories at multiple geographic levels. We added a table geography_characteristics with the boundary coordinates from the most recent releases in both WKT and GeoJSON formats. The table is joinable at different levels using Cybersyn's GEO_ID. This GEO_ID is compatible with all Cybersyn listings that have geographic identifiers. Currently, the geographic levels covered include:

  • State (US and Canada)

  • County (US only)

  • Census Tract (US only)

  • ZIP Code (US only)

  • Dissemination Area and Aggregate Dissemination Area (Canada only)

  • Census Division and Census Subdivision (Canada only)

  • Census Agglomeration and Census Agglomeration Part (Canada only)

  • Census Metropolitan Division and Census Metropolitan Division Part (Canada only)

8/7/23 – Added text-based US government contracts data from

The US government publishes contract opportunities and proposals to do business with the federal government via the System for Award Management ( for contracts and awards with a value of at least $25,000. The data goes back to January 2002 and includes metadata providing descriptions of government contracts and the corresponding awards granted for those contracts.

6/1/23 – Added 3,000 new US zip codes from USPS and US Census
  • Using USPS address change data, we added 3,000 zip codes (mostly PO Box) to the dc_geo_index.

  • Using both the USPS address change and US Census Bureau data, we increased the coverage in geography_relationships table with 6,500 new zip and city relationships. We now map 86% of zip codes to a city.

5/19/23 – Updated product name from Cybersyn Data Commons to Cybersyn Government Essentials

Rebranded Cybersyn Data Commons as Cybersyn Government Essentials. We updated the naming conventions for schemas, tables, and column names to make them consistent across all of Cybersyn’s existing and future data products.

Cybersyn will continue to support and update your older version of the Data Commons tables.


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