Center for Microeconomic Data
Survey of Consumer Expectations
September Survey: The outlook for the labor market generally improved with median one-year ahead earnings growth expectations rising 0.3 percentage points to 2.8 percent, an all-time high for the series. Inflation expectations remained steady at 3.0 percent for both the one- and three-year time horizons.
SCE LABOR MARKET SURVEY
The rate of workers transitioning to a different employer rose to 4.7 percent in July 2018, according to the latest SCE Labor Market Survey. That’s up from 3.8 percent in July 2017. The increase was driven by respondents under age 45, women, and workers who do not have a college degree.
Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
Q2 Report: Total household debt rose to $13.29 trillion in the second quarter of 2018, a level that is $618 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in the third quarter of 2008. The increase of $82 billion, or 0.6 percent, marked the sixteenth consecutive quarterly increase. Mortgage balances, the largest component of household debt, rose by $60 billion to reach a total of $9.0 trillion.
Credit card availability and use—including originations, extensions, balances, and delinquencies
Consumer experiences, behaviors, and expectations in the housing market—including mortgage financing
Consumers’ expectations and forecast uncertainty for overall inflation and home price growth, and expected price changes for key commodities
Borrowing and repayment trends in the student loan market
Data and analysis focused on consumers’ overall financial health, including their ability to save, spend, and borrow
Perceptions of labor market conditions, including the outlook for earnings growth and employment
Expectations and experiences with auto loans—including applications and rejections, balances, and delinquencies