FRED Interactive: Adjusting for Inflation

Adjusting monetary values for the general and sustained upward movement of prices for goods and services in an economy helps visualize trends and cycles in data. In this interactive lesson, students learn about the difference between nominal and real data.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Data Literacy
Concepts: Inflation/Deflation
Resource Types: Data Charts/Graphs Online Module
Languages: English