The Current Economic Stress Index is:

1.40

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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. 2016:6.70
Nov. 2016:7.03
Dec. 2016:7.20
Jan. 2017:7.18
Feb. 2017:7.34
Mar. 2017:7.99
Apr. 2017:7.88
May 2017:7.35
Jun. 2017:6.09
Jul. 2017:5.08
Aug. 2017:5.11
Jan. 2018:3.49
Feb. 2018:3.48
Mar. 2018:3.49
Apr. 2018:3.35
May 2018:3.42
Jun. 2018:3.16
Jul. 2018:2.89
Aug. 2018:2.58
Sep. 2018:2.27
Oct. 2018:1.40
Nov. 2018:1.40
Full Data for Recent Months

Annual Economic Stress Index:

1973:-0.70
1974:13.40
1975:8.80
1976:3.10
1977:5.10
1978:-0.10
1979:6.00
1980:15.80
1981:11.70
1982:17.30
1983:7.70
1984:1.10
1985:4.70
1986:2.60
1987:5.80
1988:4.20
1989:2.90
1990:8.00
1991:13.60
1992:7.10
1993:8.50
1994:6.90
1995:4.70
1996:4.70
1997:2.50
1998:0.10
1999:0.00
2000:2.90
2001:9.30
2002:9.00
2003:7.20
2004:5.80
2005:4.30
2006:4.60
2007:5.10
2008:14.20
2009:18.70
2010:16.40
2011:15.80
2012:12.50
2013:11.70
2014:11.00
2015:2.40
2016:4.90
2017:4.53
2018 (Through Oct):2.95
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 change in estimated Household Income based on a three month moving average.