Top Mobile Apps for Today’s Businesses

America’s Economy? There’s an App for That. America's Economy App

Take the pulse of the U.S. economy straight from your phone. The America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail sales, and residential construction and sales allow those who follow the U.S. economy to be the first to see whether the indicator has gone up or down since the previous report, as well as trends over time.  Source: U.S. Census Bureau. For more information, visit

Yes, It’s Time for IRS2Go

irs2go_phone_2IRS2Go is an app developed by the Internal Revenue Service that allows you to check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for tax tips and follow the IRS on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube. The app also provides access to mobile-friendly payment options like IRS Direct Pay, offering a free and secure way to pay directly from your bank account. Taxpayers can make a credit or debit card payment through an approved payment processor. Find an IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly site near you and receive free tax help (available to taxpayers who qualify). IRS2Go is available in both English and Spanish. For more information visit

FRED Lets You Take the Economy With You – Wherever You Go

FRED2screen568x568The FRED® App gets you the economic data you need — anytime, anywhere. Get full access to nearly 290,000 economic data series from 81 regional, national and international sources. The graphs and supporting data are housed on the St. Louis Fed’s signature database—FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database). Version 3.0 includes the ability to add user accounts to the app which allow you to share your favorites, saved graphs and data lists across your devices and the website. Other new features include the FRED Blog, the ability to download data, better graph customization and enhanced search functionality. Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. For more information visit



— Compiled by the Idaho Department of Labor

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