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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Regression between the discomfort index (DI) and effective temperature (ET) values at each measurement site in the study evaluating the occupational heat exposure of 12 workers at 5 plants in a subtropical country
Y = Dependent variable (Discomfort Index, HDI, Social and Community Services Expenditure, etc).
Simplicity Discomfort Index -.28(*) -.46(**) Liquidity .28(*) .30(+) Administrative Slack -.47(*) -.33(+) TMT Outsiders -.09 -.05 Log Size -.25 -.23 R-squared .46 .45 Adjusted R-Squared .35 .34 F ratio 4.24(**) 4.07(**) df 5,25 5,25 B.
The weather agency described heat index as a human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affects their body.
The heat index, or the human discomfort index, is the actual temperature felt by a body when humidity is factored in with air temperature.
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.
According to Pagasa, heat index is a human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature that affects their body.
The heat index or the human discomfort index, often called the init factor, is the temperature felt by the body based on air temperature and humidity.
The heat index is also called the human discomfort index.