United States

Real Gross Domestic Product

U.S. real gross domestic product is a measure of the total output of goods and services produced in the United States. Potential real U.S. gross domestic product is a measure of how much output the U.S. economy could produce if all resources were fully employed.


This chart shows the total number of people with jobs in the United States.


The unemployment rate is the percentage of people in the labor force who are without jobs. Initial claims for unemployment are the number of people who are newly seeking unemployment benefits because they recently lost their jobs.

Industrial Production Index

An index of output from the U.S. industrial sector.

ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index

Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing

A measure of capacity utilization in the manufacturing sector. Eighty percent is often considered to be the level above which prices for manufactured goods rise.

Net Exports of Goods and Services

Measures of U.S. imports and exports of goods and services. The difference between imports and exports is the trade deficit.