NATIONAL ECONOMIC

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS 

Indicators

Source

2016

2018

Gross Domestic Product

BEA

Q3:  $18,799.6 billion

Q3:  $20,659.0 billion

Gross National Product

BEA

Q2:  $18,853.3 billion

Q2:  $20,678.9 billion

Gross Domestic Income

BEA

Q2:  $18,720.9 billion

Q2:  $20,448.4 billion

Personal Income

BEA

Q3:  $16,170.6 billion

Q3:  $17,680.2 billion

Disposable Personal Income

BEA

Q3:  $14,202.0 billion

Q3:  $15,613.1 billion

Gross Domestic Investment

BEA

Q3:  $3,784.8 billion

Q3:  $4,379.4 billion

Unemployment Rate

BLS

Q3: 4.9%

Q3: 3.7%

Current Employment Statistics

BLS

Sept. 144,945 thousands

Sept. 149,500 thousands

Average Hourly Earnings

BLS

Sept. $25.78

Sept. $27.24(P)

Consumer Price Index

BLS

Sept. 241.017

Sept. 251.994

Producer Price Index

BLS

Sept. 110.6

Sept. 116.5(P)

U.S. Import Price Index

BLS

Sept. 120.6

Sept. 128.2

Employment Cost Index

BLS

Oct. 0.6

Oct. 0.8

Labor Productivity

BLS

Q2: 0.9

Q2: 2.9

Homeownership Rate

DoC

Q3: 63.5%

Q3: 64.4%

Rental Vacancy Rate

DoC

Q3: 6.8%

Q3: 7.1%

New Residential Sales

DoC

Aug. 609,000

Aug. 629,000

New Residential Construction Permits

DoC

Sept. 1,225,000

Sept. 1,241,000

Construction Spending

DoC

Aug.   $1,142,152 million

Aug.  $1,318,485 million

International Trade

DoC

Aug.  - $330,131 million

Aug.  - $391,076 million

S&P 500

S&P

10/31  2,126.15

10/30  2,682.63

Treasury Bond Rate

DOTR

10/31  2.25%

10/30  3.26%

U.S. Dollar Strength Index

Bloom

$98.35

$97.08

Fed Effective Interest Rate

The Fed

Oct. 0.41%

Oct. 2.20%

Mortgage Rate

Fred

3.46 and  0.5 pts

4.63 and 0.5 pts

Personal Consumption Expenditures

BEA

Q3: 111.697

Q3: 117.823

Consumer Confidence Index

CB

Oct. 98.6

Oct. 137.9

White Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 4.4%

Sept.  3.3%

Black Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 8.3%

Sept. 6.0%

Asian Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 3.8%

Sept. 3.5%

Hispanic Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 6.4%

Sept. 4.5%

Woman Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 4.8%

Sept. 3.6%

Men Unemployment Rate

BLS

Sept. 5.1%

Sept. 3.7%