A Guide to Everyday Economic Statistics

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McGraw-Hill Irwin, Sep 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 152 pages
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This brief and inexpensive paperback examines 35+ economic statistics such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, consumer confidence, etc., from public and private sources such as the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Labor Statistics, Census, and The Conference Board. It assumes no prior knowledge of economics and is fully updated.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TOTAL OUTPUT PRODUCTION AND GROWTH
15
INVESTMENT AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
49
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adjusted American Stock Exchange annual average balance of trade Bank Beige Book billion Board of Governors building permits Bureau of Economic business cycle capacity utilization Census checkable deposits coefficient of variation coincident indicator Compiled components composite index computed Conference Board constant dollar consumer consumer confidence consumer price index consumer spending corporate profits Council of Economic currency currency index Current Business current dollars Current Population Survey Department of Commerce deposit accounts discount rate discouraged workers Discretionary Fiscal Policy divisor DJIA Dow Jones durable Economic Advisors Economic Indicators economic statistics economists Employment Cost Index euro exchange rate exports Fed Board Fed Funds Rate Federal Reserve Board Federal Reserve System fixed investment forecast Frequency future economic activity GDP estimates geometric mean Gross domestic product gross national product gross private Historical Record Home Depot Household operation http://www.EconSources.com Hotline update index of industrial index of leading indicator of future Indicator status industrial production industrial production index inflation interest rates Internet inventories investment J.P. Morgan Jobless Claims John Maynard Keynes labor Labor Economic labor productivity lagging indicator Leading for recessions leading indicator manufacturing market basket measure monetary policy money supply month Revisions Monthly Release date moving average multifactor productivity NAPM National Compensation Survey NBER NIPA Northern Kentucky University NYSE output overall economic peaks percent percentage changes period personal computer personal consumption expenditures personal income price-weighted prime rate Producer Price Index Published data Purchasing Management quarter of 2000 quarterly real GDP recession recoveries reported repurchase agreements retail SBC Communications sector shown in Figure Simon Kuznets spending Standard & Poor's statistical series stock splits store of value Survey of Current T-bill Table Theory of Employment trade trade balance Treasury Bill turns down U.S. Department U.S. dollar underground economy unemployment insurance unemployment rate University of Michigan Wall Street Journal week York Stock Exchange

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