BUS 300 – The American Economy

Student’s Name: __________________________________________________ Date: _____________________________________

USA: Measures of Economic Well-Being 2016 2017 2018 Increase or Decrease?

Worker Productivity:


Unemployment (rate):

Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

Unemployment rate:

U.S. Debt (go to the website for the Bureau of the Public Debt, www.publicdebt.treas.gov):

State of Budget (Surplus or Deficit)

Trade Balance:

Consumer Price Index (CPI):

Producer Price Index (PPI):

Per capita income:

BUS 300 – The American Economy


Use the Internet to complete the chart on the preceding page.

After completing the chart, write a 1-2 page memorandum that summarizes the information on the chart. Write a narrative, which a short story

or essay, that explains the reason for the change in each measure. Two to three 2-3 sentences for each measure is all that is necessary.

For example, if the chart indicates that the CPI has increased over the 3-year period, offer substantive reasons to explain the annual increases.

Due Thursday, Week 4