Hi there, I am working on an initiative called factmata (factmata.com). The aim is that given a particular claim e.g. “US unemployment is skyrocketting”, we want to build a tool for users to be able to view a chart, graph or figure from best official source for this on the page via a Chrome extension.
Our original source of data was the World Bank databank, but this we have realised has only annual statistics and stopped updating in 2014 for most statistics. Thus, if a user is checking a statement like “unemployment is at 6%” on Twitter, seeing a chart of a figure that stopped in 2014 isn’t very helpful.
Thus, what is the most up to date source of national statistics? Else, if we can’t directly interface with an API, how can we trigger a web search amongst a portal of up to date national statistics (one site for all countries), else even have a whitelist of relevant URLs for each countries statistics (non-aggregated, country by country, site by site). I am also looking at Statista and Knoema and tradingeconomics.com.