Misery Index
Misery Index rate under Barrack Obama
12
Mar
11.5
June
11.5
July
11.6
Aug
11.6
Sep
11.6
Oct
11.8
Nov
12.6
Dec
Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. CPI summary
Unemployment data from Labor Statistics
The Misery Index is the combined rate of inflation and unemployment.
Unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted. Yearly inflation is not seasonally adjusted.
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12.2
Jan
12.1
Feb
12.2
Apr
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The misery index first became popular during the Carter administration where the misery index was extremely high due to high inflation and a climbing unemployment rate. Inflation ran double digits as oil and gas prices rose along with shortages. Fuel prices drove up prices of food and other products and services. Now during the Obama Administration many are once again talking about the Misery Index due to high unemployment rates and rising inflation once again because of high oil and gas prices. Food price increases are also squeezing many but home prices continue to fall.
9.4
May
8.9
June