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FRED Interactive: The Great Recession

The economic recession that started in December 2007 and ended in June 2009 is sometimes called the “Great Recession.” In this interactive lesson, students learn to use several FRED features that are key for understanding and visualizing data: formatting data units and customizing the graph. This helps us see why the 2007-2009 recession received that moniker.

Related: The Business Cycle - The Economic Lowdown Podcast Series, Episode 18, 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:   Great Recession, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Business Cycle