Data to highlight whether citizens feel they have sufficient income to cover their living expenses and the amount of personal debt they incur are both important measures of economic well-being.
- Median Weekly Wages*: median wage can help to understand the overall movement of earnings across the country.
- US Revolving Consumer Credit Owned and Securitized*: Revolving consumer credit, or credit card debt, is an excellent indicator of ease of access to and usage of credit which changes with economic cycles. Growth in credit card debt often signals strong economic conditions as consumers feel confident in borrowing and vice versa.
- Median household income (by county): useful for comparing affluence and living standards across different counties in the US.