Topics related to households, businesses, and other economic agents that contribute to the aggregate economy.
What happens to income that households do not spend? This DataPost entry considers savings and how deferred spending relates to interest rates and inflation.
Student loan dollars have grown as college costs have increased. See how federal and nonfederal loan dollars have changed since 2003.
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.
Learn about the U.S. household income distribution as a jumping-off point for understanding income inequality.
Building on the overall household distribution, learn about the trend in median household incomes as a precursor to income inequality.
Using median household income, learn about a method to track trends in income inequality.
See how unemployment by educational attainment has changed since the Great Recession.
See the extent to which house prices outpaced gains in disposable income during the housing bubble.