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Economy at a Glance

Economy at a Glance features key economic indicators that provide a snapshot of the U.S. economy. The graphs are powered by FRED, the St. Louis Fed’s signature economic database. (Please be patient as we condense the economy into eight charts. Loading times may vary.)

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Real Gross Domestic Product

The percent change in overall economic activity

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Real Personal Consumption Expenditures

The percent change in consumer spending levels

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Consumer Price Index

A measure of consumer inflation

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Nonfarm Payroll Employment

The change in employment

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Unemployment Rate

A measure of joblessness

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Housing Starts

A measure of housing construction

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10-Year U.S. Treasury Rate

A key interest rate that influences the cost of long-term borrowing

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St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index

A measure of financial market stress

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