This book is truly a gem, even one by which to reflect after 2-3 yrs in a finance career.
Why did I give this book 5 stars? Because it packs a powerful punch in just under 250 pages, each page being about half the 8x11in standard page size.
That said, why is it a gem? Because being in the finance WS circle (directly or by way of being in the North East MBA corridor), this book is one often referred to as the companion guide to make sense of financial institutions, their interdependence with the real sector and the Fed and because it gives meaning to otherwise stale macroeconomic courses.
Let me put it to you like this: If you read Bernanke/Abel's Macroeconomics book and you read this Atlas of Economic Indicators as if it were its companion, it would be nearly as if you had sat down in class with Jeremy Siegel at the Wharton School.
So, because of the aforementioned, I feel compelled to mention that the book does assume you know some key valuation concepts (like valuation of fixed income or valuation of enterprises) which are critical to know beforehand. Without these concepts, you reading this book would be a borderline futile exercise.
One last thing, the synthesis without the loss of precision of this book (in spite of its old publishing date) make this book every bit relevant today as when it was originally published. For the resourceful ones, you would simply need to update yourself on the deltas that have taken place in the respective bureaus of statistics.. and that information you can find in newer (but less powerful) books currently in circulation.