United States Misery Index

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Misery Index (7.56) equals Unemployment rate (5.9) plus Inflation rate (1.66)
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Year UR Bar Graph President
1948-013.403.40Truman
1948-023.803.80
1948-034.004.00
1948-043.903.90
1948-053.503.50
1948-063.603.60Berlin airlift
1948-073.603.60
1948-083.903.90
1948-093.803.80
1948-103.703.70
1948-113.803.80
1948-124.004.00
1949-014.304.30
1949-024.704.70
1949-035.005.00
1949-045.305.30
1949-056.106.10
1949-066.206.20
1949-076.706.70
1949-086.806.80
1949-096.606.60
1949-107.907.90
1949-116.406.40
1949-126.606.60
1950-016.506.50Min. Wage = $0.75
1950-026.406.40
1950-036.306.30
1950-045.805.80
1950-055.505.50
1950-065.405.40US Enters Korean War
1950-075.005.00
1950-084.504.50
1950-094.404.40
1950-104.204.20
1950-114.204.20
1950-124.304.30
1951-013.703.70
1951-023.403.40
1951-033.403.40
1951-043.103.10
1951-053.003.00
1951-063.203.20
1951-073.103.10
1951-083.103.10
1951-093.303.30
1951-103.503.50
1951-113.503.50
1951-123.103.10
1952-013.203.20
1952-023.103.10
1952-032.902.90
1952-042.902.90
1952-053.003.00
1952-063.003.00
1952-073.203.20
1952-083.403.40
1952-093.103.10
1952-103.003.00
1952-112.802.80
1952-122.702.70
1953-012.902.90Eisenhower
1953-022.602.60
1953-032.602.60
1953-042.702.70
1953-052.502.50
1953-062.502.50
1953-072.602.60Korean War Armistice
1953-082.702.70
1953-092.902.90
1953-103.103.10
1953-113.503.50
1953-124.504.50
1954-014.904.90
1954-025.205.20
1954-035.705.70
1954-045.905.90
1954-055.905.90
1954-065.605.60
1954-075.805.80
1954-086.006.00
1954-096.106.10
1954-105.705.70
1954-115.305.30
1954-125.005.00
1955-014.904.90
1955-024.704.70
1955-034.604.60
1955-044.704.70
1955-054.304.30
1955-064.204.20
1955-074.004.00
1955-084.204.20
1955-094.104.10
1955-104.304.30
1955-114.204.20
1955-124.204.20
1956-014.004.00
1956-023.903.90
1956-034.204.20Min. Wage = $1
1956-044.004.00
1956-054.304.30
1956-064.304.30
1956-074.404.40
1956-084.104.10
1956-093.903.90
1956-103.903.90
1956-114.304.30
1956-124.204.20
1957-014.204.20
1957-023.903.90
1957-033.703.70
1957-043.903.90
1957-054.104.10
1957-064.304.30
1957-074.204.20
1957-084.104.10
1957-094.404.40
1957-104.504.50
1957-115.105.10
1957-125.205.20
1958-015.805.80
1958-026.406.40
1958-036.706.70
1958-047.407.40
1958-057.407.40
1958-067.307.30
1958-077.507.50
1958-087.407.40
1958-097.107.10
1958-106.706.70
1958-116.206.20
1958-126.206.20
1959-016.006.00Alaska becomes 49th State
1959-025.905.90
1959-035.605.60
1959-045.205.20
1959-055.105.10
1959-065.005.00
1959-075.105.10
1959-085.205.20Hawaii becomes 50th State
1959-095.505.50
1959-105.705.70
1959-115.805.80
1959-125.305.30
1960-015.205.20
1960-024.804.80
1960-035.405.40
1960-045.205.20
1960-055.105.10
1960-065.405.40
1960-075.505.50
1960-085.605.60
1960-095.505.50
1960-106.106.10
1960-116.106.10
1960-126.606.60
1961-016.606.60Kennedy
Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba
1961-026.906.90
1961-036.906.90
1961-047.007.00
1961-057.107.10
1961-066.906.90
1961-077.007.00
1961-086.606.60
1961-096.706.70Min. Wage = $1.15
1961-106.506.50
1961-116.106.10
1961-126.006.00
1962-015.805.80
1962-025.505.50Cuban Missile Crisis
1962-035.605.60
1962-045.605.60
1962-055.505.50
1962-065.505.50
1962-075.405.40
1962-085.705.70
1962-095.605.60
1962-105.405.40
1962-115.705.70
1962-125.505.50
1963-015.705.70
1963-025.905.90
1963-035.705.70
1963-045.705.70
1963-055.905.90
1963-065.605.60
1963-075.605.60
1963-085.405.40
1963-095.505.50Min. Wage = $1.25
1963-105.505.50
1963-115.705.70Johnson
1963-125.505.50
1964-015.605.60
1964-025.405.40
1964-035.405.40
1964-045.305.30
1964-055.105.10
1964-065.205.20
1964-074.904.90
1964-085.005.00US Enters Vietnam War
1964-095.105.10
1964-105.105.10
1964-114.804.80
1964-125.005.00
1965-014.904.90
1965-025.105.10
1965-034.704.70
1965-044.804.80
1965-054.604.60
1965-064.604.60
1965-074.404.40
1965-084.404.40
1965-094.304.30
1965-104.204.20
1965-114.104.10
1965-124.004.00
1966-014.004.00
1966-023.803.80
1966-033.803.80
1966-043.803.80
1966-053.903.90
1966-063.803.80
1966-073.803.80
1966-083.803.80
1966-093.703.70
1966-103.703.70
1966-113.603.60
1966-123.803.80
1967-013.903.90
1967-023.803.80Min. Wage = $1.4
1967-033.803.80
1967-043.803.80
1967-053.803.80
1967-063.903.90
1967-073.803.80
1967-083.803.80
1967-093.803.80
1967-104.004.00
1967-113.903.90
1967-123.803.80
1968-013.703.70
1968-023.803.80Min. Wage = $1.6
1968-033.703.70
1968-043.503.50
1968-053.503.50
1968-063.703.70
1968-073.703.70
1968-083.503.50
1968-093.403.40
1968-103.403.40
1968-113.403.40
1968-123.403.40
1969-013.403.40Nixon
1969-023.403.40
1969-033.403.40
1969-043.403.40
1969-053.403.40
1969-063.503.50
1969-073.503.50
1969-083.503.50Tax Reform Act of 1969, dec.
1969-093.703.70
1969-103.703.70
1969-113.503.50
1969-123.503.50
1970-013.903.90
1970-024.204.20
1970-034.404.40
1970-044.604.60
1970-054.804.80
1970-064.904.90
1970-075.005.00
1970-085.105.10
1970-095.405.40
1970-105.505.50
1970-115.905.90
1970-126.106.10
1971-015.905.90
1971-025.905.90
1971-036.006.00
1971-045.905.90
1971-055.905.90
1971-065.905.90
1971-076.006.00
1971-086.106.10
1971-096.006.00
1971-105.805.80
1971-116.006.00
1971-126.006.00
1972-015.805.80
1972-025.705.70
1972-035.805.80
1972-045.705.70
1972-055.705.70
1972-065.705.70
1972-075.605.60
1972-085.605.60
1972-095.505.50
1972-105.605.60
1972-115.305.30
1972-125.205.20
1973-014.904.90
1973-025.005.00
1973-034.904.90
1973-045.005.00
1973-054.904.90
1973-064.904.90
1973-074.804.80
1973-084.804.80
1973-094.804.80
1973-104.604.60
1973-114.804.80
1973-124.904.90
1974-015.105.10
1974-025.205.20
1974-035.105.10
1974-045.105.10
1974-055.105.10Min. Wage = $2
1974-065.405.40
1974-075.505.50
1974-085.505.50Ford
1974-095.905.90
1974-106.006.00
1974-116.606.60
1974-127.207.20
1975-018.108.10Min. Wage = $2.1
1975-028.108.10
1975-038.608.60
1975-048.808.80US Exits Vietnam War
1975-059.009.00
1975-068.808.80
1975-078.608.60
1975-088.408.40
1975-098.408.40
1975-108.408.40
1975-118.308.30
1975-128.208.20
1976-017.907.90Min. Wage = $2.3
1976-027.707.70
1976-037.607.60
1976-047.707.70
1976-057.407.40
1976-067.607.60
1976-077.807.80
1976-087.807.80
1976-097.607.60
1976-107.707.70
1976-117.807.80
1976-127.807.80
1977-017.507.50Carter
1977-027.607.60
1977-037.407.40
1977-047.207.20
1977-057.007.00
1977-067.207.20
1977-076.906.90
1977-087.007.00
1977-096.806.80
1977-106.806.80
1977-116.806.80
1977-126.406.40
1978-016.406.40Min. Wage = $2.65
1978-026.306.30
1978-036.306.30
1978-046.106.10
1978-056.006.00
1978-065.905.90
1978-076.206.20
1978-085.905.90
1978-096.006.00
1978-105.805.80
1978-115.905.90
1978-126.006.00
1979-015.905.90Min. Wage = $2.9
1979-025.905.90
1979-035.805.80Three Mile Island meltdown
1979-045.805.80
1979-055.605.60
1979-065.705.70
1979-075.705.70
1979-086.006.00
1979-095.905.90
1979-106.006.00
1979-115.905.90
1979-126.006.00
1980-016.306.30Min. Wage = $3.1
1980-026.306.30
1980-036.306.30
1980-046.906.90
1980-057.507.50
1980-067.607.60
1980-077.807.80
1980-087.707.70
1980-097.507.50
1980-107.507.50
1980-117.507.50
1980-127.207.20
1981-017.507.50Reagan
Min. Wage = $3.35
1981-027.407.40
1981-037.407.40
1981-047.207.20
1981-057.507.50
1981-067.507.50
1981-077.207.20
1981-087.407.40Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, dec.
1981-097.607.60
1981-107.907.90
1981-118.308.30
1981-128.508.50
1982-018.608.60
1982-028.908.90
1982-039.009.00
1982-049.309.30
1982-059.409.40
1982-069.609.60
1982-079.809.80
1982-089.809.80
1982-0910.1010.10
1982-1010.4010.40
1982-1110.8010.80
1982-1210.8010.80
1983-0110.4010.40
1983-0210.4010.40
1983-0310.3010.30
1983-0410.2010.20
1983-0510.1010.10
1983-0610.1010.10
1983-079.409.40
1983-089.509.50
1983-099.209.20
1983-108.808.80US invades Grenada
1983-118.508.50
1983-128.308.30
1984-018.008.00
1984-027.807.80
1984-037.807.80
1984-047.707.70
1984-057.407.40
1984-067.207.20
1984-077.507.50
1984-087.507.50
1984-097.307.30
1984-107.407.40
1984-117.207.20
1984-127.307.30
1985-017.307.30
1985-027.207.20
1985-037.207.20
1985-047.307.30
1985-057.207.20
1985-067.407.40
1985-077.407.40
1985-087.107.10
1985-097.107.10
1985-107.107.10
1985-117.007.00
1985-127.007.00
1986-016.706.70Shuttle Challenger Disaster
1986-027.207.20
1986-037.207.20
1986-047.107.10
1986-057.207.20
1986-067.207.20
1986-077.007.00
1986-086.906.90
1986-097.007.00
1986-107.007.00The Tax Reform Act of 1986, dec.
1986-116.906.90
1986-126.606.60
1987-016.606.60
1987-026.606.60
1987-036.606.60
1987-046.306.30
1987-056.306.30
1987-066.206.20
1987-076.106.10
1987-086.006.00
1987-095.905.90
1987-106.006.00
1987-115.805.80
1987-125.705.70
1988-015.705.70
1988-025.705.70
1988-035.705.70
1988-045.405.40
1988-055.605.60
1988-065.405.40
1988-075.405.40
1988-085.605.60
1988-095.405.40
1988-105.405.40
1988-115.305.30
1988-125.305.30
1989-015.405.40Bush, G.H.W.
1989-025.205.20
1989-035.005.00
1989-045.205.20
1989-055.205.20
1989-065.305.30
1989-075.205.20
1989-085.205.20
1989-095.305.30
1989-105.305.30
1989-115.405.40
1989-125.405.40US Invades Panama
1990-015.405.40
1990-025.305.30
1990-035.205.20
1990-045.405.40Min. Wage = $3.8
1990-055.405.40
1990-065.205.20
1990-075.505.50
1990-085.705.70
1990-095.905.90
1990-105.905.90
1990-116.206.20Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990, inc.
1990-126.306.30
1991-016.406.40Persian Gulf War
1991-026.606.60
1991-036.806.80
1991-046.706.70Min. Wage = $4.25
1991-056.906.90
1991-066.906.90
1991-076.806.80
1991-086.906.90
1991-096.906.90
1991-107.007.00
1991-117.007.00
1991-127.307.30
1992-017.307.30
1992-027.407.40US & Russian declare end of cold war
1992-037.407.40
1992-047.407.40
1992-057.607.60
1992-067.807.80
1992-077.707.70
1992-087.607.60
1992-097.607.60
1992-107.307.30
1992-117.407.40
1992-127.407.40
1993-017.307.30Clinton
1993-027.107.10World Trade Center Bombed
1993-037.007.00
1993-047.107.10
1993-057.107.10
1993-067.007.00
1993-076.906.90
1993-086.806.80Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, inc.
1993-096.706.70
1993-106.806.80
1993-116.606.60
1993-126.506.50
1994-016.606.60
1994-026.606.60
1994-036.506.50
1994-046.406.40
1994-056.106.10
1994-066.106.10
1994-076.106.10
1994-086.006.00
1994-095.905.90
1994-105.805.80
1994-115.605.60
1994-125.505.50
1995-015.605.60
1995-025.405.40
1995-035.405.40
1995-045.805.80
1995-055.605.60
1995-065.605.60
1995-075.705.70
1995-085.705.70
1995-095.605.60
1995-105.505.50
1995-115.605.60
1995-125.605.60
1996-015.605.60
1996-025.505.50
1996-035.505.50
1996-045.605.60
1996-055.605.60
1996-065.305.30
1996-075.505.50
1996-085.105.10
1996-095.205.20
1996-105.205.20Min. Wage = $4.75
1996-115.405.40
1996-125.405.40
1997-015.305.30
1997-025.205.20
1997-035.205.20
1997-045.105.10
1997-054.904.90
1997-065.005.00
1997-074.904.90
1997-084.804.80The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, dec.
1997-094.904.90Min. Wage = $5.15
1997-104.704.70
1997-114.604.60
1997-124.704.70
1998-014.604.60
1998-024.604.60
1998-034.704.70
1998-044.304.30
1998-054.404.40
1998-064.504.50
1998-074.504.50
1998-084.504.50
1998-094.604.60
1998-104.504.50
1998-114.404.40
1998-124.404.40
1999-014.304.30
1999-024.404.40
1999-034.204.20
1999-044.304.30
1999-054.204.20
1999-064.304.30
1999-074.304.30
1999-084.204.20
1999-094.204.20
1999-104.104.10
1999-114.104.10
1999-124.004.00
2000-014.004.00
2000-024.104.10
2000-034.004.00
2000-043.803.80
2000-054.004.00
2000-064.004.00
2000-074.004.00
2000-084.104.10
2000-093.903.90
2000-103.903.90
2000-113.903.90
2000-123.903.90
2001-014.204.20Bush, G.W.
2001-024.204.20
2001-034.304.30
2001-044.404.40
2001-054.304.30
2001-064.504.50Tax Relief & Reconciliation Act of 2001, dec.
2001-074.604.60
2001-084.904.90
2001-095.005.009/11 terrorist attack
2001-105.305.30US enters Afghanistan War
2001-115.505.50
2001-125.705.70
2002-015.705.70
2002-025.705.70
2002-035.705.70
2002-045.905.90
2002-055.805.80
2002-065.805.80
2002-075.805.80
2002-085.705.70
2002-095.705.70
2002-105.705.70
2002-115.905.90
2002-126.006.00
2003-015.805.80
2003-025.905.90Shuttle Columbia Disaster
2003-035.905.90US enters Iraq War
2003-046.006.00
2003-056.106.10Tax Relief & Reconciliation Act of 2003, dec.
2003-066.306.30
2003-076.206.20
2003-086.106.10
2003-096.106.10
2003-106.006.00
2003-115.805.80
2003-125.705.70
2004-015.705.70
2004-025.605.60
2004-035.805.80
2004-045.605.60
2004-055.605.60
2004-065.605.60
2004-075.505.50
2004-085.405.40
2004-095.405.40
2004-105.505.50
2004-115.405.40
2004-125.405.40
2005-015.305.30
2005-025.405.40
2005-035.205.20
2005-045.205.20
2005-055.105.10
2005-065.005.00
2005-075.005.00
2005-084.904.90
2005-095.005.00
2005-105.005.00
2005-115.005.00
2005-124.904.90
2006-014.704.70
2006-024.804.80
2006-034.704.70
2006-044.704.70
2006-054.604.60
2006-064.604.60
2006-074.704.70
2006-084.704.70
2006-094.504.50
2006-104.404.40
2006-114.504.50
2006-124.404.40
2007-014.604.60
2007-024.504.50
2007-034.404.40
2007-044.504.50
2007-054.404.40
2007-064.604.60
2007-074.704.70Min. Wage = $5.85
2007-084.604.60
2007-094.704.70
2007-104.704.70
2007-114.704.70
2007-125.005.00
2008-015.005.00
2008-024.904.90
2008-035.105.10
2008-045.005.00
2008-055.405.40
2008-065.605.60
2008-075.805.80Min. Wage = $6.55
2008-086.106.10
2008-096.106.10
2008-106.506.50
2008-116.806.80
2008-127.307.30
2009-017.807.80Obama
2009-028.308.30
2009-038.708.70
2009-048.908.90
2009-059.409.40
2009-069.509.50
2009-079.509.50Min. Wage = $7.25
2009-089.609.60
2009-099.809.80
2009-1010.0010.00
2009-119.909.90
2009-129.909.90
2010-019.709.70
2010-029.809.80
2010-039.809.80
2010-049.909.90
2010-059.609.60
2010-069.409.40
2010-079.509.50
2010-089.609.60US exits Iraq War
2010-099.509.50
2010-109.509.50
2010-119.809.80
2010-129.409.40
2011-019.109.10
2011-029.009.00
2011-038.908.90
2011-049.009.00
2011-059.009.00
2011-069.109.10
2011-079.109.10
2011-089.109.10
2011-099.009.00
2011-108.908.90
2011-118.708.70
2011-128.508.50
2012-018.308.30
2012-028.308.30
2012-038.208.20
2012-048.108.10
2012-058.208.20
2012-068.208.20
2012-078.308.30
2012-088.108.10
2012-097.807.80
2012-107.907.90
2012-117.707.70
2012-127.807.80
2013-017.907.90
2013-027.707.70
2013-037.607.60
2013-047.507.50
2013-057.607.60
2013-067.607.60
2013-077.407.40
2013-087.307.30
2013-097.207.20
2013-107.307.30
2013-117.007.00
2013-126.706.70
2014-016.606.60
2014-026.706.70
2014-036.706.70
2014-046.306.30
2014-056.306.30
2014-066.106.10
2014-076.206.20
2014-086.106.10
2014-095.905.90

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