Topics related to households, businesses, and other economic agents that contribute to the aggregate economy.
Does Education Matter? Job Losses Since the Great Recession
Updated June 12, 2012
See how unemployment by educational attainment has changed since the Great Recession.
The Housing Boom: Home Prices Outpaced Income Gains
Updated May 24, 2012
See the extent to which house prices outpaced gains in disposable income during the housing bubble.
College Debt: Rising Student Loan Balances
Updated May 22, 2012
Student loan dollars have grown as college costs have increased. See how federal and nonfederal loan dollars have changed since 2000.
Personal Saving Rate: Delayed Consumption
Updated May 6, 2013
What happens to income that households do not spend? This DataPost entry considers savings and how deferred spending relates to interest rates and inflation.
Labor Force Participation Rates: Measuring workforce engagement
Updated January 7, 2013
Who is active in the labor force? Behavioral patterns among teenagers, prime-age men and women, and older workers have important implications for the path of unemployment.