This is a very broad issue. What we're doing here is looking at important macroeconomic indicators and seeing their effect on the broader economy over time (at least that's what I think your question is stating).
Let me give you a few ideas. We can start with some references that will organize your thoughts:
Take a look at this one from the UN ? it is perfect because it deals with these things as general indicators: http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2005/wp1_2005.pdf
Stress this: unemployment is tightly related to inflation (and therefore, interest rates). Really, the ...
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