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Basic Info

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.

US Misery Index is at a current level of 11.96, down from 12.02 last month and up from 10.45 one year ago. This is a change of -0.52% from last month and 14.46% from one year ago.

Stats

Last Value 11.96
Latest Period Aug 2022
Last Updated Sep 13 2022, 08:31 EDT
Next Release
Average Growth Rate 2.72%
Value from Last Month 12.02
Change from Last Month -0.52%
Value from 1 Year Ago 10.45
Change from 1 Year Ago 14.46%
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

Historical Data

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Date Value
August 31, 2022 11.96
July 31, 2022 12.02
June 30, 2022 12.66
May 31, 2022 12.18
April 30, 2022 11.86
March 31, 2022 12.14
February 28, 2022 11.67
January 31, 2022 11.48
December 31, 2021 10.94
November 30, 2021 11.01
October 31, 2021 10.82
September 30, 2021 10.09
August 31, 2021 10.45
July 31, 2021 10.77
June 30, 2021 11.29
May 31, 2021 10.79
April 30, 2021 10.16
March 31, 2021 8.620
February 28, 2021 7.876
January 31, 2021 7.800
December 31, 2020 8.062
November 30, 2020 7.874
October 31, 2020 8.082
September 30, 2020 9.271
August 31, 2020 9.710
Date Value
July 31, 2020 11.19
June 30, 2020 11.65
May 31, 2020 13.32
April 30, 2020 15.03
March 31, 2020 5.939
February 29, 2020 5.835
January 31, 2020 5.987
December 31, 2019 5.885
November 30, 2019 5.651
October 31, 2019 5.364
September 30, 2019 5.211
August 31, 2019 5.450
July 31, 2019 5.412
June 30, 2019 5.248
May 31, 2019 5.490
April 30, 2019 5.696
March 31, 2019 5.662
February 28, 2019 5.320
January 31, 2019 5.551
December 31, 2018 5.810
November 30, 2018 5.877
October 31, 2018 6.322
September 30, 2018 5.977
August 31, 2018 6.499
July 31, 2018 6.750

Basic Info

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.

US Misery Index is at a current level of 11.96, down from 12.02 last month and up from 10.45 one year ago. This is a change of -0.52% from last month and 14.46% from one year ago.

Stats

Last Value 11.96
Latest Period Aug 2022
Last Updated Sep 13 2022, 08:31 EDT
Next Release
Average Growth Rate 2.72%
Value from Last Month 12.02
Change from Last Month -0.52%
Value from 1 Year Ago 10.45
Change from 1 Year Ago 14.46%
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