U.S. Labor Market Dashboard

The first dashboards were simply boards affixed to the front of carriages to shield against dirt and debris that was kicked, or dashed, up by the horses in front. The name continued into the automotive world, with the panel being used to display pertinent gauges to the driver. Federal Reserve officials also track a dashboard to assess the state of labor markets. Recent readings supported the change of direction they communicated this week.

Several of the regional reserve banks publish these data compilations, such as this elaborate view from the Atlanta Fed:

Weekly Economic Commentary - Chart 3