U.S. Federal Data Websites and the Shutdown

Beginning October 1, 2013, the U.S. government entered a partial shutdown.  Major federal data web sites have been affected to varying degrees.

As of October 8 (updated):

  • Census BureauOFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice.”  This includes American Factfinder, FedStats, MapStats, Census FTP and much more.
  • National Center for Education StatisticsOFFLINE. “Due to a lapse of appropriations and the partial shutdown of the Federal Government, the systems that host nces.ed.gov have been shut down.”
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis OFFLINE. “Due to the lapse in government funding, www.bea.gov will be unavailable until further notice. This includes access to all data and the e-File system.”
  • Department of Agriculture— OFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available.” This includes the National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic Research Service.
  • Data.gov & Geo.data.govOFFLINE. “Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available.”
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics — OFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in federal funding, this Office of Justice Programs website is unavailable.”
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics — the site is running, but, “This website is currently not being updated due to the suspension of Federal government services. The last update to the site was Monday, September 30. During the shutdown period BLS will not collect data, issue reports, or respond to public inquiries.”
  • National Center for Health Statistics and HealthData.gov— the sites are running, but “Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”
  • AgingStats.gov — the site is running, but “Due to the absence of either a fiscal year 2014 appropriation, or a continuing resolution for HHS, the regular operations of the Administration for Community Living have been suspended. As such, content on this website is not being regularly updated.”
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics — the site is running, but “During the government shutdown, press releases and web updates for airline data and North American freight data will not take place as scheduled.”
A lengthy list of government agencies and their shutdown status may be found in table form at CNN.
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