At a Glance
Real GDP Growth
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the final value of goods and services produced in the US. The Real GDP Growth Rate measures the change in US GDP as adjusted for inflation.
Industrial Production Index (IPI) measures the real output of the industrial sector, which comprises manufacturing, mining and utilities industries.
% Change From Previous Period
Current Inflation Measures
Historical Consumer Price Inflation
Consumer Price Index measures the prices paid by US consumers for a basket of goods and services. Chart shows change in headline CPI, % YoY.
Recent CPI vs PCE
Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index are used as measures of inflation. PCE has a broader scope than CPI. Chart compares change in headline PCE and CPI, %YoY.
The Official Unemployment Rate indicates the percentage of the labor force who are unemployed and are actively searching for jobs. U6 Unemployment Rate includes discouraged workers and part-timers.
Official Unemployment Rate
U6 Employment Rate
Change in Non-Farm Payroll
The total number of workers, excluding farm workers, who were added to the economy in that month.
Monthly No. Of People Employed
Labor Force Participation Rate
The percentage of the labor force that is currently employed or actively seeking work.
Labor Participation Rate
How important is Consumption?
Contribution of consumer spending or personal consumption expenditures to the GDP.
% Share of GDP
Growth of Retail Sales
Retail Sales computes the total sales of clothing, grocery, gas, motor vehicles, health care, etc in the US. Chart displays change in Retail Sales for that month, % YoY.
Retail Sales Growth (YoY %)