Economics

 

What is the unemployment rate?
>Is the rate going up, going down, or steady?

Does your setting have a minimum wage?
>What types of jobs does this apply to?
>How frequently does the minimum wage change?
>>Who decides when it changes, and by how much?

What is the average household income?

What were the average household expenditures?

What taxes exist?

What is imported into your setting?
>How much is imported/how much do these imports cost?
>What are the top three imported things?
How much is exported/how much do theses exports earn?
>What are the top three exports?
>How is the trade doing within the land?

How is international trade doing?

How is the job market?
>Is there a good supply of entry-level jobs?
>Is there a good supply of upper-level jobs?
>Are there any education requirements for jobs that will provide a livable wage?
>>What are those requirements?
>Are there jobs for people with lower formal education?

How much debt does the average household have?
>Is the debt getting larger, smaller, or staying the same?

How much debt does the city/state/local area that your story takes place in have?
>Is the debt getting larger, smaller, or staying the same?

How much debt does the nation/country/kingdom that your story takes place in have?
>Is the debt getting larger, smaller, or staying the same?