1. ECONOMIC INDICATOR Economic Indicator: Definition from www.investopedia.com A piece of economic data, usually of macroeconomic scale, that is used by investors to interpret current or future investment possibilities and judge the overall health of an economy. Economic indicators can potentially be anything the investor chooses, but specific pieces of data released by government and non-profit organizations have become widely followed Explanation of Cartoon: Economic indicators are used, as the definition says, “to judge the overall health of an economy”. The cartoon applies the term by showing that the current measure of the health of the economy could be the number of college grads going to work in low-skill jobs. It is funny because the reader assumes that the one with the college degree would be doing better, but she is there for a job interview at a fast food restaurant.