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.

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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: Great Recession Gross Domestic Product/GDP Business Cycle
Resource Types: Data Charts/Graphs Online Module
Languages: English
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