Special Topic Presentation: Income Inequality
Get started exploring this important social issue with data and graphics. This three-part series looks at U.S. household incomes and the trends in income inequality. Together, these presentations provide an introduction to income inequality in the U.S.
Using median household income, learn about a method to track trends in income inequality.
Building on the overall household distribution, learn about the trend in median household incomes as a precursor to income inequality.
Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality.
GDP is one of the key measures of a nation’s economic performance. This DataPost outlines the components of GDP and places these components within the context of recent values published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Also available: a video learning guide to help you interpret Data Post GDP charts.
This DataPost tutorial looks at the Fed’s key measure of inflation—the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index—including how it relates to the concepts of “core” and “total” inflation in the U.S. economy.
Learn about how the unemployment rate is measured, broader measures of unemployment, and three types of unemployment: structural, cyclical, and frictional.