Definitions for "Economic Indicator"
A statistic that is used to gauge current economic conditions. See Consumer Price Index and Durable Goods Order as examples.
Statistical data showing general trends in the economy. Those with predictive value are leading indicators; those occurring at the same time as the related economic activity are coincident indicators; and those that only become apparent after the activity are lagging indicators. Examples are unemployment, housing starts, Consumer Price Index, industrial production, bankruptcies, GDP, stock market prices, money supply changes, and housing starts. also called business indicators. see also barometer, indicator.
Statistic that gives an indication of current point of the economic cycle eg price inflation, unemployment figures, wage rises etc.
An variable that is measured and publicly reported and that is considered meaningful not only for itself but as a sign of how rapidly the larger economy is expanding or contracting.
Measures the strength or weakness of all or part of a country's economy.
An index of total business activities at the regional, national, and global levels.