Misery Index (economics) - Misery Index - Era By U.S President

Era By U.S President

Index = Unemployment rate + Inflation rate
President Time Period Average Low High Start End Change
Harry Truman 1948–1952 7.88 03.45 – Dec 1952 13.63 – Jan 1948 13.63 3.45 -10.18
Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953–1960 6.26 02.97 – Jul 1953 10.98 – Apr 1958 3.28 7.96 +4.68
John F. Kennedy 1961–1962 7.14 06.40 – Jul 1962 08.38 – Jul 1961 8.31 6.82 -1.49
Lyndon B. Johnson 1963–1968 6.77 05.70 – Nov 1965 08.19 – Jul 1968 7.02 8.12 +1.10
Richard Nixon 1969–1974 10.57 07.80 – Jan 1969 17.01 – Jul 1974 7.80 17.01 +9.21
Gerald Ford 1974–1976 16.00 12.66 – Dec 1976 19.90 – Jan 1975 16.36 12.66 -3.70
Jimmy Carter 1977–1980 16.26 12.60 – Apr 1978 21.98 – Jun 1980 12.72 19.72 +7.00
Ronald Reagan 1981–1988 12.19 07.70 – Dec 1986 19.33 – Jan 1981 19.33 9.72 -9.61
George H. W. Bush 1989–1992 10.68 09.64 – Sep 1989 12.47 – Nov 1990 10.07 10.30 +0.23
Bill Clinton 1993–2000 7.80 05.74 – Apr 1998 10.56 – Jan 1993 10.56 7.29 -3.27
George W. Bush 2001–2008 8.11 05.71 – Oct 2006 11.47 – Aug 2008 7.93 7.49 -0.44
Barack Obama 2009–June 2012
Incomplete data
10.75 07.30 – July 2009
index offset by negative inflation (-2.10)
12.97 – September 2011 7.73 9.9 +2.17

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