Talk:Economic indicator

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Question about meaning[edit]

There is no discussion about indicators in detail, where to get information about the meaning and relationship between indicators. For instance, jobs created per month and total jobless claims? This statistic "weekly jobless claims" is given but not defined.

"Average weekly jobless claims for unemployment insurance - The CB reverses the value of this component from positive to negative because a positive reading indicates a loss in jobs." — Preceding unsigned comment added by RichardKatz (talkcontribs) 15:36, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Don't merge Leading Indicator[edit]

Leading Indicator: "It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Economic indicator. (Discuss)" - Not a good idea- 'Leading Indicators' is an indicator released for practically all economies. Although it is a composite indicators put together with government and non-government data, it still is cited by policy makers and analysts. thus I'd put it into the same catagory and U Of Mich Conf and ISM Surveys; although not really a govt indicator, still important to following the economcy. -

Suspected Consumer Metrics Institute link spam[edit]

See my comments here. --JHP (talk) 04:29, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge proposals[edit]

I am reopening the merge proposal. This article already discusses leading, lagging, and coincident economic indicators, so I suggest moving those short articles into this one. All four articles discuss economic indicators. The only thing special about a leading indicator is that it leads. The only thing special about a lagging indicator is that it lags. The only thing special about a coincident indicator is that it reflects current economic performance. All these properties can easily be covered in this article. --JHP (talk) 20:14, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Merges implemented. -- Beland (talk) 05:16, 20 April 2010 (UTC)