U.S. Misery Index (Unemployment Rate + Core Inflation)

U.S. Misery Index (Unemployment Rate + Core Inflation) The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun. Because both inflation and unemployment are very low, the U.S. misery index (unemployment rate + core inflation) is approaching all-time low. That’s good news for Americans, because it brings stability to the life of the…

U.S. Employment Rate 55+

U.S. Employment Rate 55+ The U.S. employment rate of older workers is increasing in a long-term trend. Image: Ernie Tedeschi

U.S. Consumer Confidence and U.S. Unemployment

U.S. Consumer Confidence and U.S. Unemployment A tight U.S. labor market and low interest rates should continue to support U.S. consumer confidence and spending. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. State Unemployment Rates

U.S. State Unemployment Rates The unemployment rate is increasing in some states. Image: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Employment

U.S. Employment Six charts suggesting that U.S. employment may weaken (correlation greater than 0.87). Image: Paolo Cardena