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For this final report assignment, you can use the same industry you selected for the Week 3 assignment, or you can select another industry.
Prepare a 2–3 page final report in which you examine one of the macroeconomic variables below:
Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The unemployment rate.
The inflation rate.
It is important to be able to convey your understanding of macroeconomic concepts by communicating them to others. In the workplace you might do this by writing papers or reports (as you did for the Week 5 assignment) or creating presentations for your team, manager, or clients. For this assignment, you will develop a final report.
An Example Macroeconomic Paper and Macroeconomic Paper Template are provided below for this assignment.
Review the Macroeconomic Paper Example [DOCX].
Use the Macroeconomic Paper Template [DOCX] to help you get started.
In a few short paragraphs:
Describe your selected industry using the industry description at the NAICS website. Be sure to write in your own words. Don’t just copy and paste the NAICS text.
Identify some of the major companies in this industry. You will probably have to do a Google search for this information. For example, you could search for “Biggest U.S. Cattle Feedlots.
Identify the goods, and/or services this industry produces. Use the information from the NAICS website. You can supplement this information with what you find in a separate Google search.
Select one of three macroeconomic variables (real GDP, the unemployment rate, or the inflation rate) that a business person in your chosen industry should monitor, and explain why that variable is important and how it might have an impact on your selected industry.
Describe in a sentence or two the important movements of the variable in the table and graph.
Excel tables and graphs are attached for each of the three macroeconomic variables (real GDP, the unemployment rate, and the inflation rate).
(See the Week 9 Assignment with NAICS Example [DOCX] below)
Review the Excel table and graph for the macroeconomic variable that you chose.
Summarize how you think this industry will perform in the future.
Be sure to provide support for your prediction of this future industry performance.
Your report should include a minimum of two references/citations in the text.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Resources to Complete the Assignment
Week 9 Assignment with NAICS Example [DOCX].
Business Source Complete.
This database has an option to search the Publication Type of “Industry Profile.”
How to Use Business Source Complete.
This instructional video illustrates how to use Business Source Complete.
D&B’s Business Directory.
Using this site, you can search by industry, get a profile of the industry, and see top companies.
Fortune 500 Directory.
You can find information on the top companies in most categories.
This assignment is aligned to this course outcome:
Apply macroeconomic concepts to current and personal economic events and decisions.