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UT Index (measure of slack):

The UT Index

Recession Alert (developed at recessionalert.com):

recession alert

Effective Demand Limit:

Effective demand Y and PY recent

Effective Demand Fed rate rule (uses CPI less food & energy):

ED Fed rate

Output Gap (big difference):

Output gap

Speed of consuming slack: yoy monthly:

Speed of consuming slack

Speed of consuming slack: quarterly:

Speed of consuming slack quarterly

Real consumption per Employee:

real consumption per employee 2

Real Wage Index:

real wage index

Productivity against Effective Demand limit:

Prod & ED limit



Bottom of Initial Claims?:

Initial claims

Measures of Inflation:

Measures of Inflation

Double checking labor share with unit labor costs & inflation:

Data as of 2Q-2014
Effective Demand = $16.145 trillion
Real GDP = $15.994 trillion
UT index = 0.7%
Effective labor share = 74.8%
TFUR = 74.1%
ED Fed rate = 2.9% (would be Fed rate in normal business cycle. Potential GDP is lower than CBO says.)

Projected Effective Demand limit upon real GDP is $16.250 trillion.

Projected data for 3Q-2014

Capacity utilization = 79.0%
Unemployment = 6.1%

There is no recession for 2ndQ-2014. None expected through 4thQ.

(UT index close to 0.0% would show that real GDP is hitting the effective demand limit. Utilization rates of capital and labor would slow down at that point. If UT index begins to rise, the economy is contracting.)
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