The Current Economic Stress Index is:

5.11

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Recent Economic Stress Index:

Jun. 2016:4.58
Jul. 2016:4.36
Aug. 2016:6.06
Sep. 2016:6.36
Oct. 2016:6.7
Nov. 2016:7.03
Dec. 2016:7.2
Jan. 2017:7.18
Feb. 2017:7.34
Mar. 2017:7.99
Apr. 2007:7.88
May 2017:7.35
Jun. 2017:6.09
Jul. 2017:5.08
Aug. 2017:5.11
Full Data for Recent Months

Annual Economic Stress Index:

1973:-0.7
1974:13.4
1975:8.8
1976:3.1
1977:5.1
1978:-0.1
1979:6
1980:15.8
1981:11.7
1982:17.3
1983:7.7
1984:1.1
1985:4.7
1986:2.6
1987:5.8
1988:4.2
1989:2.9
1990:8
1991:13.6
1992:7.1
1993:8.5
1994:6.9
1995:4.7
1996:4.7
1997:2.5
1998:0.1
1999:0
2000:2.9
2001:9.3
2002:8.9
2003:7.3
2004:5.8
2005:4.5
2006:4.8
2007:5.2
2008:14.4
2009:19
2010:16.5
2011:15.8
2012:12.5
2013:12
2014:11.1
2015:2.9
2016:7.6
Full Data for the Annual ESI
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U6 Explanation

The U-6 counts the regular unemployed (known as the official Unemployment Rate or U-3), plus those marginally attached to the workforce (halfway looking for jobs), plus those who have part time jobs because they can’t find full-time jobs due to the state of the economy. The Economic Stress Index uses a rolling 3-month average of the U-6.

GDP Explanation

The year-over-year/12 month percent change in U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Income Explanation

The year-over-year/12 month change in Household Income. Preliminary data is from Sentier Research until the Census releases its own data.