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What is an "Economic Indicator?"

An economic indicator is a piece of economic data, usually of macroeconomic scale, that is used by analysts to interpret current or future investment possibilities or to judge the overall health of an economy. Economic indicators can be anything the investor chooses, but specific pieces of data released by government and non-profit organizations have become widely followed. Such indicators include but aren't limited to: the consumer price index (CPI), gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment figures and the price of crude oil.

Source: Economic Indicator http://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/economic_indicator.asp#ixzz4ZGS3WqBi

Government Sources of Economic Data - National, State, Local

Additional Sources

These are located with the Financial Analysis Lab resources. 

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