Center for Microeconomic Data
Survey of Consumer Expectations
October Survey: Consumers’ expectations for both income and spending growth increased notably over the month, rising to 2.9 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively; the outlook for home price growth has softened. Short- and medium-term inflation expectations were unchanged.
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