Recent Economic Stress Index

Month U6 GDP Income Stress
Aug. 18 7.76 - 2.88 - 2.3 = 2.58
Jul. 18 7.6 - 2.84 - 1.87 = 2.89
Jun. 18 7.6 - 2.77 - 1.67 = 3.16
May. 18 8.03 - 2.81 - 1.8 = 3.42
Apr. 18 8.53 - 2.85 - 2.33 = 3.35
Mar. 18 8.5 - 2.45 - 2.56 = 3.49
Feb. 18 8.2 - 2.49 - 2.23 = 3.48
Aug. 17 8.53 - 2.08 - 1.34 = 5.11
Jul. 17 8.53 - 2.11 - 1.34 = 5.08
Jun. 17 8.63 - 2.04 - 0.5 = 6.09
May. 17 8.9 - 1.92 - -0.37 = 7.35
Apr. 17 9.16 - 1.95 - -0.67 = 7.88
Mar. 17 9.26 - 1.9 - -0.63 = 7.99
Feb. 17 9.3 - 1.96 - 0 = 7.34
Jan. 17 9.33 - 1.65 - 0.5 = 7.18
Dec. 16 9.5 - 1.6 - 0.7 = 7.2
Nov. 16 9.63 - 1.5 - 1.1 = 7.03
Oct. 16 9.7 - 1.3 - 1.7 = 6.7
Sep. 16 9.66 - 1.2 - 2.1 = 6.36
Aug. 16 9.66 - 1.2 - 2.4 = 6.06
Jul. 16 9.66 - 2.1 - 3.2 = 4.36
Jun. 16 9.73 - 1.35 - 3.8 = 4.58
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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 change in estimated Household Income based on a three month moving average.