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May 17, 2022 · The New Misery Index ; Inflation rate: 8.3% ; Unemployment rate: 3.6% ; GDP growth: -1.4% ; S&P 500 change: -15.9%.
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What is the US current misery index?
US Misery Index is at a current level of 12.18, up from 11.86 last month and up from 10.79 one year ago.
What was the misery index in 2020?
What president had the highest misery index?
President
Time Period
End
Gerald Ford
1974–1976
12.66
Jimmy Carter
1977–1980
19.72
Ronald Reagan
1981–1988
9.72
George H. W. Bush
1989–1992
10.30
What is the misery index and how is it calculated?
The Misery Index is defined as the sum of current, seasonally adjusted unemployment plus the current inflation rate (MI = U + I). So, for example, if the current unemployment rate is 4.7% and the current inflation rate is 2.3%, the economy will have a Misery Index of 7.0.
Jul 29, 2020
May 18, 2022 · The misery index was initiated by economist Arthur Okun, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960's. It is simply the unemployment rate added to ...
Feb 10, 2022 · The misery index was created by Arthur Okun, a top economic adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. It became more widely known in the 1970s and early 1980s. It ...
Jan 25, 2022 · The Misery Index is spiking again, as Figure 1 shows. It hit a peak of 15.0 percent in April 2020, its highest level since November 1982, as COVID-19 hit and ...
Feb 17, 2022 · Several decades ago, economist Arthur Okun proposed the “Misery Index” as a simple measure of the state of the economy. Reflecting the sum of the inflation and ...
Nov 23, 2021 · To calculate the HAMI, add the inflation, unemployment, and lending rates. Then, subtract the GDP per capita to determine the current misery index. HAMI = [ ...
5 days ago · Graph and download economic data for from Jan 1947 to May 2022 about labor underutilization, headline figure, civilian, 16 years +, labor, household survey, ...
Jan 14, 2022 · The misery index rose and consumer sentiment fell despite a steady decline in the jobless rate, to 3.9% in December. Inflation has proved more intransigent than ...
Feb 8, 2022 · The misery index was created by Arthur Okun, a top economic adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. It became more widely known in the 1970s and early 1980s. It ...
Sep 3, 2021 · In the 1970s, in the wake of the international oil price crisis, the United States suffered from a prolonged period of high inflation and high unemployment, ...