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United States Misery Index - How miserble do you feel?

Misery Index (13.42) equals Unemployment rate (13.3) plus Inflation rate (0.12)

Misery Index by Congress

Congress Senate House Time Period Start End Change Average
116RD2019-01 - 2020-055.5513.427.876.56
115RR2017-01 - 2018-127.305.81-1.496.42
114RR2015-01 - 2016-125.616.771.165.77
113DR2013-01 - 2014-129.496.36-3.138.33
112DR2011-01 - 2012-1210.739.54-1.1911.13
111DD2009-01 - 2010-127.8310.903.0710.10
110DD2007-01 - 2008-126.687.390.718.56
109RR2005-01 - 2006-128.276.94-1.338.16
108RR2003-01 - 2004-128.408.660.268.24
107DR2001-01 - 2002-127.938.380.457.47
106RR1999-01 - 2000-125.977.291.326.87
105RR1997-01 - 1998-128.346.01-2.336.67
104RR1995-01 - 1996-128.408.720.328.37
103DD1993-01 - 1994-1210.568.17-2.399.28
102DD1991-01 - 1992-1212.0510.30-1.7510.81
101DD1989-01 - 1990-1210.0712.412.3410.55
100DD1987-01 - 1988-128.069.721.669.70
99RD1985-01 - 1986-1210.837.70-3.139.82
98RD1983-01 - 1984-1214.1111.25-2.8612.31
97DD1981-01 - 1982-1219.3314.63-4.7016.92
96DD1979-01 - 1980-1215.1819.724.5418.91
95DD1977-01 - 1978-1212.7215.022.3013.62
94DD1975-01 - 1976-1219.9012.66-7.2415.56
93DD1973-01 - 1974-128.5519.5410.9913.85
92DD1971-01 - 1972-1211.198.61-2.589.56
91DD1969-01 - 1970-127.8011.673.879.89
90DD1967-01 - 1968-127.368.120.767.22
89DD1965-01 - 1966-125.877.261.396.45
88DD1963-01 - 1964-127.035.97-1.066.66
87DD1961-01 - 1962-128.316.83-1.487.26
86DD1959-01 - 1960-127.407.960.566.73
85DD1957-01 - 1958-127.197.960.778.61
84DD1955-01 - 1956-124.167.193.034.87
83RR1953-01 - 1954-123.284.260.984.82
82DD1951-01 - 1952-1211.793.45-8.348.24
81DD1949-01 - 1950-125.5710.234.665.70
80RR1948-01 - 1948-1213.636.99-6.6411.49

Senate = United States Senate
House = United States House of Representatives
D = Democratic Party controls chamber
R = Republican Party controls chamber