A recently launched Google search engine can search, find, graph and compare public data and public records statistics.
According to the official Google blog, the new public data search tool makes it simple to find and compare public record data.
For example, users can compare regional and national unemployment statistics, along with accompanying graphs.
If you go to Google.com and type in [unemployment rate] or [population] followed by a state or county, you will see the most current unemployment numbers for the regions that you specify.
Clicking on the results will take you to an interactive chart that allows you to add and remove public data for different geographical regions.
You can watch a short YouTube video of the new Google public data search below:
The data used in the first launch of this public information is somewhat limited to information published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division.
However, no doubt, as the public data search becomes more popular with people, Google will likely add to the amount of searchable public information that can be searched by users.
Source: Google Public Data Search