Center for Microeconomic Data

 
SCE Household Spending Survey
The first data released from the SCE Household Spending Survey show a pickup in median year-ahead growth expectations for household spending, rising to 2.8 percent in December from 2.3 percent a year prior. Spending growth expectations increased with respect to clothing, education, food, housing, and transportation and decreased for medical care.
Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
Q4 Report: Total household debt increased by $32 billion, or 0.2 percent, to reach $13.54 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Newly originated auto loans totaled $144 billion, continuing a nine-year growth trend. In fact, auto loan originations totaled $584 billion in 2018, the highest level in the nineteen-year history of the data (in nominal terms).
SURVEY OF CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS
January Survey: Inflation expectations remained steady at 3.0 percent at the one-year and three-year horizons. Households were generally less optimistic about the economy and future changes in their financial situation. For example, expectations that the unemployment rate will be higher a year from now increased for the fourth consecutive month.
Data and analysis focused on consumers’ overall financial health, including their ability to save, spend, and borrow
Expectations and experiences with auto loans—including applications and rejections, balances, and delinquencies