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discomfort index

[dis′kəm·fərt ‚in‚deks]
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The factors that constitute misery index are mainly unemployment, inflation, food supply, education, and the confidence in government.
A misery index provides a clear picture of the economic conditions experienced by the majority of Iranians.
We've developed a shopper misery index," she said, "based on the unemployment rate and other factors.
They find that incorporating the change in house prices in addition to inflation and unemployment in a misery index provides a different picture than the traditional index and that it is particularly useful in analyzing mortgage delinquencies.
The Misery Index is a simple economic concept that adds the unemployment rate and the inflation rate over the preceding 12 months.
The misery index is rising, which means that opportunity for streetsmart managers is likewise rising.
The misery index measures the state of the economy by summing up the inflation rate and the unemployment rate.
First, to be a black man is to be part of a race-gender composite resting on the bottom of the misery index in countless categories.
Lee) were burdened with the kind of misery index that should have confined him to doom and defeat.
I am not going to spend the next few weeks trying to escalate the misery index,' he said.
There is reason to believe the poor will not become poorer and the misery index will not necessarily rise.
In an annual Tax Misery Index, compiled by Forbes Global magazine, the UK has been named as one of very few countries with increasing tax burdens.