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Chapter 14: Economic Instability
"Finding Statistics on the United States Economy"

Introduction
You know that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of national output and the consumer price index (CPI) reports on price changes for about 90,000 items in 364 categories. The most recent GDP and CPI figures along with other economic statistics can be found in the Economic Statistics Briefing Room on the Internet.

Destination Title: White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room

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Directions
Start at the White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room Web site. Read the information on the page and examine the options that are available. Then, answer the questions that follow.

1. Select "Output" from the menu. Then select "Gross Domestic Product." How has real GDP changed in the most recent quarter?


2. Return to the ESBR home page. Select "Employment" from the menu. What is the current figure for the unemployment rate?


3. Return to the ESBR home page. Select "Income" from the menu. What is the current per capita income?


4. Return to the ESBR home page. Select "International" from the menu. What is the current statistic for U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services?


 


 
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