Misery index

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Misery index

An index that sums the unemployment and inflation rates, used as a political rating or measure of consumer confidence.

Misery Index

An informal index that adds the unemployment rate and the inflation rate. For example, if inflation is 11% and unemployment is 6%, the misery index is 17. The misery index is of limited economic import, but politicians often use it to show the success of their programs (or the failure of their opponents' policies).
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The heat index are human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body.
Temperature of 45 degrees Celsius was forecast in most cities and town, with the human discomfort index rising to seven or eight on a scale of 1-10.
On Tuesday, the temperature touched 45 degree Celsius in Muscat, nine degrees above normal, coupled with a high discomfort index, according to a duty forecaster at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology at Seeb.
The heat index is also called the human discomfort index.
The heat index is the human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body.
Pagasa defines heat index as human discomfort index that gives the apparent temperature or what human perceives as the temperature affecting their body.