Macroeconomic Statistics from FRED
Let’s take a look at some macroeconomic statistics. The charts are from FRED – Federal Reserve Economic Data – or MS Excel?
The one below shows trends in the civilian unemployment rate. What do you observe?
What do you observe from the chart? Can you create your own chart using FRED? Search for some other important macroeconomic series, say for example GDP or M2/M1 money supply. Can you present a chart showing the level and growth rate of GDP and money supply?