US Misery Index:

9.710 for Aug 2020
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US Misery Index is at a current level of 9.710, down from 11.19 last month and up from 5.450 one year ago. This is a change of -13.20% from last month and 78.16% from one year ago.

The US Misery Index is released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This metric is calculated by adding the US inflation rate and the US unemployment rate. The misery index can be used as a gauge at how the economy is doing. Because of the components, this indicator tends to be at its highest when inflation or unemployment has increased. For example, one of the most notable time periods in regards to high inflation was the 1980s. The US misery index went as high as 21.98 in 1980.

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Aug. 31, 2020 9.710
July 31, 2020 11.19
June 30, 2020 11.75
May 31, 2020 13.42
April 30, 2020 15.03
March 31, 2020 5.939
Feb. 29, 2020 5.835
Jan. 31, 2020 6.087
Dec. 31, 2019 5.785
Nov. 30, 2019 5.551
Oct. 31, 2019 5.364
Sept. 30, 2019 5.211
Aug. 31, 2019 5.450
July 31, 2019 5.512
June 30, 2019 5.348
May 31, 2019 5.390
April 30, 2019 5.596
March 31, 2019 5.662
Feb. 28, 2019 5.320
Jan. 31, 2019 5.551
Dec. 31, 2018 5.810
Nov. 30, 2018 5.877
Oct. 31, 2018 6.322
Sept. 30, 2018 5.977
Aug. 31, 2018 6.499
   
July 31, 2018 6.750
June 30, 2018 6.872
May 31, 2018 6.601
April 30, 2018 6.463
March 31, 2018 6.360
Feb. 28, 2018 6.312
Jan. 31, 2018 6.170
Dec. 31, 2017 6.209
Nov. 30, 2017 6.403
Oct. 31, 2017 6.141
Sept. 30, 2017 6.433
Aug. 31, 2017 6.339
July 31, 2017 6.028
June 30, 2017 5.934
May 31, 2017 6.275
April 30, 2017 6.600
March 31, 2017 6.781
Feb. 28, 2017 7.438
Jan. 31, 2017 7.20
Dec. 31, 2016 6.775
Nov. 30, 2016 6.292
Oct. 31, 2016 6.536
Sept. 30, 2016 6.464
Aug. 31, 2016 5.963
July 31, 2016 5.727

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Stats

Last Value 9.710
Latest Period Aug 2020
Last Updated Sep 11 2020, 08:35 EDT
Next Release
Average Growth Rate 2.45%
Value from 1 Year Ago 5.450
Change from 1 Year Ago 78.16%
Frequency Monthly
Adjustment N/A

Notes: Defined as the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. Unemployment is seasonally adjusted; inflation is not.

Formula: US Unemployment Rate + US Inflation Rate

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