Exercise

# Data analysis - unemployment I

In the video, we fit a seasonal ARIMA model to the log of the monthly `AirPassengers`

data set. You will now start to fit a seasonal ARIMA model to the monthly US unemployment data, `unemp`

, from the `astsa`

package.

The first thing to do is to plot the data, notice the trend and the seasonal persistence. Then look at the detrended data and remove the seasonal persistence. After that, the fully differenced data should look stationary.

The astsa package is preloaded in your workspace.

Instructions

**100 XP**

- Plot the monthly US unemployment (
`unemp`

) time series from`astsa`

. Note trend and seasonality. - Detrend and plot the data. Save this as
`d_unemp`

. Notice the seasonal persistence. - Seasonally difference the detrended series and save this as
`dd_unemp`

. Plot this new data and notice that it looks stationary now.