Center for Microeconomic Data

January Survey: Median inflation expectations remained unchanged at the one- and five-year-ahead horizons in January, at 3.0 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively. Expectations at the three-year-ahead horizon declined to 2.4 percent from 2.6 percent.
February 12, 2024
Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
In the fourth quarter, total household debt increased to $17.5 trillion led by mortgage balances (up $112 billion) and credit card balances (up $50 billion). Delinquency transition rates increased for all debt types, except for student loans.
February 6, 2023
December Survey: The average perceived likelihood of an expansion in federal student debt forgiveness increased to 28.7 percent in December, up from 27.8 percent in August but still well below its year-ago level of 34.7 percent.
January 22, 2024
SCE Household Spending Survey
December Survey: The median year-over-year increase in monthly household spending declined to 5.0 percent in December 2023, from 5.5 percent in August 2023, but remained well above its pre-pandemic level of 2.5 percent in December 2019.
January 16, 2024
November Survey: The average full-time offer wage in the past four months rose to $79,160 from $69,475 in July, the highest reading of the series. The expected likelihood of moving to a new employer rose to 12.3 percent, while the likelihood of moving out of the labor force rose to 3.5 percent.
December 18, 2023  
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