Focus on Recession Probabilities
This assignment provides instructions on building the graph below and includes writing prompts for out-of-class assignments.
From the FRED Blog
The post “Dating a recession: FRED marks the spot” discusses the process followed by the FRED team to mark recessions in FRED graphs.
Storytelling with Data and FRED Interactive Modules
Quiz Yourself on Recessions
Q1. Between 1947 Q2 and 2022 Q2, which was the longest recession?
Q2. Between 1947 Q2 and 2022 Q2, which was the shortest recession?
Q1. Between 1947 Q2 and 2022 Q2, which was the deepest recession?
Q2. Between 1947 Q2 and 2022 Q2, which was the shallowest recession?
The graph above shows the real-time Sham Rule Recession Indicator. It signals the start of a recession when the three-month moving average of the national unemployment rate (U3) rises by 0.50 percentage points or more relative to its low during the previous 12 months.
Q1. Consider the value of the indicator in July 2022. Does it signal the start of a recession?
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