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Key Stats on the U.S. Economy

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Real GDP Growth
(Percent at Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate)
Quarterly SnapshotLatestQ/Q+/-Y/Y+/-
Real GDP Growth (Percent, SA)1.4%--
Change in Nonfarm Payroll Employment
(Thousands, Seasonally Adjusted)
Monthly SnapshotLatestM/M+/-Y/Y+/-
Change in Nonfarm Payroll (Thousands, SA)222--
Unemployment Rate
(Percent, Seasonally Adjusted)
Monthly SnapshotLatestM/M+/-Y/Y+/-
Unemployment Rate (Percent, SA)4.4%--
Industrial Production Index
(2012=100, Seasonally Adjusted)
Monthly SnapshotLatestM/M+/-Y/Y+/-
Industrial Production Index (2012=100, SA)105.00.0%2.2%
Federal Debt Outstanding & Statutory Limit
(Trillion Dollars)
Monthly SnapshotLatestM/M+/-Y/Y+/-
Federal Debt Outstanding (Trillion Dollars)$19.80.0%3.4%
  • Real GDP GrowthView Graph >>
    Quarterly Snapshot
    Latest
    1.4%
    Quarterly
    -
    Annual
    -
  • Change in Nonfarm Payroll EmploymentView Graph >>
    Monthly Snapshot
    Latest
    222
    Monthly
    -
    Annual
    -
  • Unemployment RateView Graph >>
    Monthly Snapshot
    Latest
    4.4%
    Monthly
    -
    Annual
    -
  • Industrial Production IndexView Graph >>
    Monthly Snapshot
    Latest
    105.0
    Monthly
    0.0%
    Annual
    2.2%
  • Federal Debt Outstanding & Statutory LimitView Graph >>
    Monthly Snapshot
    Latest
    $19.8
    Monthly
    0.0%
    Annual
    3.4%