Article II of the US Constitution requires the president to address Congress on the "state of the union." The annual address is an opportunity for the president to review the nation's condition and outline legislative priorities for the coming year. President Joe Biden will deliver the 2023 State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7 at 9 p.m. EST.
The State of the Union in Numbers is a data-driven national assessment to empower the public with facts ahead of the annual address. These are the most commonly covered issues; USAFacts compiled the numbers on these topics so Americans can judge how the country is doing.
These are historic metrics — how you use them to advocate for changes you want to see in the country is up to you.
Standard of Living
Crime & Justice
Federal Government Actions