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FRED Interactive: FREDcasting Unemployment Rate

Changes in the unemployment rate signal changes in labor markets and are a good indicator of overall economic conditions. In this interactive lesson, students learn to visualize the unemployment rate and use a FRED graph to play the FREDcast forecasting game.

Related: Unemployment - The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, Episode 5, an audio 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
Concepts:   Unemployment, Business Cycle