Annual Economic Stress Index

Year U6 GDP Income Stress
2018 (Through Oct) - - = 2.95
2017 8.53 - 2.2 - 1.8 = 4.53
2016 9.7 - 1.6 - 3.2 = 4.90
2015 10.5 - 2.9 - 5.2 = 2.40
2014 12 - 2.5 - -1.5 = 11.00
2013 13.8 - 1.8 - 0.3 = 11.70
2012 14.7 - 2.2 - 0 = 12.50
2011 15.9 - 1.6 - -1.5 = 15.80
2010 16.7 - 2.6 - -2.3 = 16.40
2009 16.2 - -2.5 - 0 = 18.70
2008 10.5 - -0.1 - -3.6 = 14.20
2007 8.3 - 1.9 - 1.3 = 5.10
2006 8.2 - 2.9 - 0.7 = 4.60
2005 8.9 - 3.5 - 1.1 = 4.30
2004 9.6 - 3.8 - 0 = 5.80
2003 10.1 - 2.9 - 0 = 7.20
2002 9.6 - 1.7 - -1.1 = 9.00
2001 8.1 - 1 - -2.2 = 9.30
2000 7 - 4.1 - 0 = 2.90
1999 7.4 - 4.7 - 2.7 = 0.00
1998 8 - 4.4 - 3.5 = 0.10
1997 8.9 - 4.5 - 1.9 = 2.50
1996 9.7 - 3.8 - 1.2 = 4.70
1995 10.1 - 2.7 - 2.7 = 4.70
1994 10.9 - 4 - 0 = 6.90
1993 10.2 - 2.7 - -1 = 8.50
1992 10.8 - 3.7 - 0 = 7.10
1991 10 - -0.1 - -3.5 = 13.60
1990 8.2 - 1.9 - -1.7 = 8.00
1989 7.9 - 3.7 - 1.3 = 2.90
1988 8.4 - 4.2 - 0 = 4.20
1987 9.3 - 3.5 - 0 = 5.80
1986 10.3 - 3.5 - 4.2 = 2.60
1985 10.6 - 4.2 - 1.7 = 4.70
1984 11.2 - 7.3 - 2.8 = 1.10
1983 13.9 - 4.6 - 1.6 = 7.70
1982 14 - -1.9 - -1.4 = 17.30
1981 10.8 - 2.6 - -3.5 = 11.70
1980 10.1 - -0.2 - -5.5 = 15.80
1979 8.2 - 3.2 - -1 = 6.00
1978 8.5 - 5.6 - 3 = -0.10
1977 9.8 - 4.6 - 0.1 = 5.10
1976 10.5 - 5.4 - 2 = 3.10
1975 11.6 - -0.2 - 3 = 8.80
1974 7.9 - -0.5 - -5 = 13.40
1973 7 - 5.6 - 2.1 = -0.70
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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.