Center for Microeconomic Data

 
 
SCE
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.
labor market
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.
Income Growth Expectations
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.