StockCharts provides data for a select group of economic indicators. Depending on the data series, these are updated on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. For example, chartists can plot weekly Initial Jobless Claims ($$UNEMPCIN) or monthly Non-farm Payrolls ($$EMPLOY). These can then be compared to the S&P 500 for analysis.
Click here for a current list and to see the starting date for these symbols. The example above shows a partial list of symbols. Note that the starting dates are shown in the symbol catalog under the “first data point” column.
Users can find symbols for economic indicators by searching for “$$” in the symbol catalog (without quotations). All economic symbols begin with the double Dollar sign ($$).