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FRED Interactive: FREDcasting Payroll Employment

Changes in payroll employment represent gains or losses in total employment and are a good indicator of overall economic conditions. In this interactive lesson, students learn to visualize the change in payroll employment and use a FRED graph to play the FREDcast forecasting game.

Related: Employment, Unemployment, and the Federal Reserve - Econ Lowdown Webinar Series, Episode 10, a video recording using clear, simple language to describe economic concepts.

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Audience:   High School, College
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Data Literacy
Resource Types:   Data, Charts/Graphs, Online Course/Module
Concepts:   Employment, Business Cycle