Annual Economic Stress Index

Year U6 GDP Income Stress
2016 9.7 - 1.6 - 0.5 = 7.6
2015 10.5 - 2.4 - 5.2 = 2.9
2014 12 - 2.4 - -1.5 = 11.1
2013 13.8 - 1.5 - 0.3 = 12
2012 14.7 - 2.2 - 0 = 12.5
2011 15.9 - 1.6 - -1.5 = 15.8
2010 16.7 - 2.5 - -2.3 = 16.5
2009 16.2 - -2.8 - 0 = 19
2008 10.5 - -0.3 - -3.6 = 14.4
2007 8.3 - 1.8 - 1.3 = 5.2
2006 8.2 - 2.7 - 0.7 = 4.8
2005 8.9 - 3.3 - 1.1 = 4.5
2004 9.6 - 3.8 - 0 = 5.8
2003 10.1 - 2.8 - 0 = 7.3
2002 9.6 - 1.8 - -1.1 = 8.9
2001 8.1 - 1 - -2.2 = 9.3
2000 7 - 4.1 - 0 = 2.9
1999 7.4 - 4.7 - 2.7 = 0
1998 8 - 4.4 - 3.5 = 0.1
1997 8.9 - 4.5 - 1.9 = 2.5
1996 9.7 - 3.8 - 1.2 = 4.7
1995 10.1 - 2.7 - 2.7 = 4.7
1994 10.9 - 4 - 0 = 6.9
1993 10.2 - 2.7 - -1 = 8.5
1992 10.8 - 3.7 - 0 = 7.1
1991 10 - -0.1 - -3.5 = 13.6
1990 8.2 - 1.9 - -1.7 = 8
1989 7.9 - 3.7 - 1.3 = 2.9
1988 8.4 - 4.2 - 0 = 4.2
1987 9.3 - 3.5 - 0 = 5.8
1986 10.3 - 3.5 - 4.2 = 2.6
1985 10.6 - 4.2 - 1.7 = 4.7
1984 11.2 - 7.3 - 2.8 = 1.1
1983 13.9 - 4.6 - 1.6 = 7.7
1982 14 - -1.9 - -1.4 = 17.3
1981 10.8 - 2.6 - -3.5 = 11.7
1980 10.1 - -0.2 - -5.5 = 15.8
1979 8.2 - 3.2 - -1 = 6
1978 8.5 - 5.6 - 3 = -0.1
1977 9.8 - 4.6 - 0.1 = 5.1
1976 10.5 - 5.4 - 2 = 3.1
1975 11.6 - -0.2 - 3 = 8.8
1974 7.9 - -0.5 - -5 = 13.4
1973 7 - 5.6 - 2.1 = -0.7
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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.