3 key indicators for monitoring the US economy in 2022

Customers at the Edeka grocery store buy pasta, as the spread of COVID-19 continues in Duesseldorf, Germany

Inflation could impact retail prices globally. Image: REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Veronika Dolar
Assistant Professor of Economics, SUNY Old Westbury
Marlon Williams
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Dayton
Melanie G. Long
Assistant Professor of Economics, The College of Wooster
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Inequality is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Have you read?
The consumer price index
Headline inflation as measured by the consumer price index has been soaring in recent months and is currently at the highest annual pace since 1982. Image: FRED

What is the World Economic Forum doing about digital trade?

Labor force participation rate
The labor force participation rate plunged to a 50-year low at the onset of the pandemic and has only partially recovered. Image: FRED

Median usual weekly earnings
U.S. workers' median weekly pay has been falling in 2021. Image: BLS
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
InequalityEconomic Progress
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Huawei: Harnessing digital innovations to bring positive change into people’s lives

Ken Hu

December 1, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum