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.
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.