U6 Unemployment Rate: This interactive chart compares three different measures of unemployment.  U3 is the official unemployment rate.  U5 includes discouraged workers and all other marginally attached workers.  U6 adds on those workers who are part-time purely for economic reasons.
U6 Unemployment Rate
Debt to GDP Ratio: Interactive chart of historical data comparing the level of gross domestic product (GDP) with Federal Debt.
Debt to GDP Ratio
National Debt By President: Interactive chart illustrating the growth in national (public) debt by U.S. Presidential term.  The y-axis shows the total percentage growth in national debt and the x-axis shows the time in office in months.  The national debt almost tripled during during the Reagan administration, slowed considerably during Clinton's time in office and rose more gradually during the administrations of GW Bush and Obama.
National Debt By President
National Unemployment Rate: Historical chart and data for the united states national unemployment rate back to 1948. Compares the level and annual rate of change.
National Unemployment Rate
Housing Starts: This interactive chart tracks housing starts data back to 1959.
Housing Starts
Auto and Light Truck Sales Historical Chart: This interactive chart shows the monthly unit volume (millions) of light vehicle sales since 1976.
Auto and Light Truck Sales Historical Chart
Unemployment Rate by Race: This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate for the three largest ethnic groups in the United States.  Note: Statistics for Asian unemployment are not included here as the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not start including this measure until 2000 and does not provide a seasonally adjusted series as yet.
Unemployment Rate by Race
National Debt by Year: Interactive chart showing the annual percentage change of US national debt since 1967.
National Debt by Year
Unemployment Rate by Education: This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate based on the level of education attained for individuals 25 years and over.  Categories include those without a high school diploma, those with a high school diploma but no college, individuals with some college or an associate's degree and college graduates with a bachelor's degree.
Unemployment Rate by Education
Historical Inflation Rate by Year: Interactive chart showing the annual rate of inflation in the United States as measured by the Consumer Price Index back to 1914.
Historical Inflation Rate by Year
Unemployment Rate - College Graduates: This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate for college graduates versus those with just a high school diploma and no college studies.
Unemployment Rate - College Graduates
Real Retail Sales: This interactive chart shows total real (inflation-adjusted) retail and food service sales since 1992. The data is adjusted for inflation using the headline consumer price index.
Real Retail Sales
5 Year 5 Year Forward Inflation Expectation: Measures the expected inflation rate (on average) over the five-year period that begins five years from today.
5 Year 5 Year Forward Inflation Expectation
Industrial Production - Historical Chart: This interactive chart tracks the Federal Reserve's Industrial Production Index, which measures real output for all facilities located in the United States manufacturing, mining, and electric, and gas utilities (excluding those in U.S. territories).
Industrial Production - Historical Chart
Unemployment Rate - Men vs Women: This interactive chart compares the historical unemployment rate for men vs women back to 1948.
Unemployment Rate - Men vs Women
Initial Jobless Claims - Historical Chart: This interactive chart shows initial unemployment claims back to 1967.
Initial Jobless Claims - Historical Chart
Durable Goods Orders - Historical Chart: This interactive chart shows the inflation-adjusted level of durable goods orders since 1992.
Durable Goods Orders - Historical Chart
Capacity Utilization Rate - Historical Chart: This interactive chart shows Capacity Utilization back to 1967.  Capacity Utilization is the percentage of resources used by corporations and factories to produce goods in manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities for all facilities located in the United States (excluding those in U.S. territories).  We can also think of capacity utilization as how much capacity is being used from the total available capacity to produce demanded finished products.
Capacity Utilization Rate - Historical Chart