Read these reports to understand the financial forces that affect daily American life. Discover how exports and imports impact US taxes and debt, plus learn about inflation and other economic indicators.
Current selection: Economy — economic-indicators
In December 2023, there were 2.76 million more open jobs than unemployed people.
Even though Americans saved more of their disposable income during the pandemic, on average, people are saving less than they did in the 1960s and ’70s.
Despite increasing wages, real median income fell by $1,750 in 2022 as inflation increased faster than income.
Labor productivity in the US manufacturing sector has fallen since 2011.
The federal deficit grew to $1.7 trillion—more than $5,000 per person in the US—in FY 2023. The last budget surplus was in FY 2001.
Entrepreneurs are starting businesses in record numbers. Is that helpful for the economy?
Closely monitored by the Federal Reserve, personal consumption expenditures are an economic indicator that provide greater insight into how Americans earn, save, and spend.
In 2022, the median annual earnings for workers in the United States was $46,367, down nearly 7% from 2021.
Investors pay attention to the direction of the yield curve because it has a history of foreshadowing recessions.
Inflation is declining, but national prices remain over 3% higher than last year — with people in the Southeast the most impacted.