FRED Interactive: The COVID-19 Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic induced an economic recession that started in February 2020 and ended in April 2020. In this interactive lesson, students learn to use several FRED® features, such as formatting data units and customizing graphs, which are key for understanding and visualizing data like those for the COVID recession.

Teachers: Visit the FRED Interactives in our Econ Lowdown Teacher Portal. Once you are logged in, go to the Resource Gallery and filter by “Resource Type: Interactive Lesson” to easily find and preview the FRED Interactive lessons.

Related: The Business Cycle - The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, an audio recording using clear, simple language to describe economic concepts.

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Education Level: 9-12 College
Subjects: Economics Data Literacy
Concepts: Gross Domestic Product/GDP Business Cycle
Resource Types: Data Charts/Graphs Online Module
Languages: English
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