Effect of the Stimulus Program: 21 Economic Metrics

Michael Norman, JTF chief economist, provides a number of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the stimulus program (aka American Recovery Act). Each graph below has a horizontal axis ranging from March 2007 to March 2012. In addition Norman has indicated with an arrow the implementation of the stimulus program. To see a larger version of the graphs go to his pdf file referenced at the end of this post.

GDP Pre and Post Recession Unemployment Rate Pre and Post Recession
Total nonfarm payrolls pre and post recession Total priivate payrolls - pre and post recession
 Industrial Production - pre and post recession  Capacity utilization - pre and post recession
 Total vehicle sales - pre and post recession  Housing starts - pre and post recession
 Stock market - pre and post recession  Dollar index - pre and post recession
 10 year Treasury yield - pre and post recession  U of Michigan Confidence Survey - pre and post recession
 Retail salers - pre and post recession  Personal Income - pre and post recession
 Personal savings - pre and post recession  Total business investment - pre and post recession
 Corporate profits - pre and post recession  CPI - pre and post recession
ISM PMI Index - pre and post recession Oil - pre and post recession
Household net worth - pre and post recession

Reference

Norman, Michael. The U.S. Economy: Pre-Stimulus Post-Stimulus
http://www.moslereconomics.com/wp-content/pdf/stimulus.pdf

 

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