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DataPost is a series providing visual explanations of key economic concepts and conditions. View “Core Presentations” for more in-depth tutorials, or browse additional DataPost presentations by subject: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and International.

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.

Income Inequality: Measuring the Gap

February 18, 2014

Using median household income, learn about a method to track trends in income inequality.

Median Household Income: Life in the Middle

February 18, 2014

Building on the overall household distribution, learn about the trend in median household incomes as a precursor to income inequality.

U.S. Household Incomes: A Snapshot

February 18, 2014

Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality.

Core Presentations

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Measuring the Nation’s Output

April 4, 2014

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.

Inflation: Measuring Price Changes

April 4, 2014

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.

Unemployment Rate: Measuring the Workforce

April 4, 2014

Learn about how the unemployment rate is measured, broader measures of unemployment, and three types of unemployment: structural, cyclical, and frictional.

More Core Presentations

Macroeconomics Slides

Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Measuring the Nation’s Output

April 4, 2014

Inflation: Measuring Price Changes

April 4, 2014

The Money Supply: Measuring M1 & M2

April 4, 2014

More Macroeconomics Slides

Microeconomics Slides

Personal Saving Rate: Delayed Consumption

April 4, 2014

Income Inequality – Measuring the Gap

February 18, 2014

Median Household Income – Life in the Middle

February 18, 2014

More Microeconomics Slides

International Slides

Trade Patterns: U.S. Imports

September 9, 2013

More International Slides