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Analyzing Federal Reserve Data

How do you assess the health of the economy? In these lessons, students will analyze data in real time by linking to FRED, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis’ website, to answer that question. Each of the first four lessons focuses on a different indicator: Unemployment Data, Employment Data, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and Inflation. These lessons can be taught independently and in any order. The last lesson, Economic Policy Options, builds on the earlier lessons and is best taught at the end of the series.