How’s all that Hopey Changey working out for you America? I know I know it’s all Bush’s fault!
|Number of Unemployed1||12.0 Million||13.1 Million||+9%|
|Long-Term Unemployed2||2.7 Million||5.6 Million||+107%|
|â€œHigh Unemploymentâ€ States4||22||43||+95%|
|Price of Gas6||$1.85||$3.39||+83%|
|â€œTypicalâ€ Monthly Family Food Cost7||$974||$1,013||+4%|
|Median Value of Single-Family Home8||$196,600||$169,100||-14%|
|Rate of Mortgage Delinquencies9||6.62%||10.23%||+55%|
|U.S. National Debt10||$10.6 Trillion||$15.2 Trillion||+43%
1 Number of unemployed in January 2009 and December 2011. http://www.bls.gov/data/#unemployment.
2 â€œLong-term unemployedâ€ means for over 26 weeks; data for January 2009 and December 2011.http://www.bls.gov/data/#unemployment.
3 Unemployment rates in January 2009 and December 2011. http://www.bls.gov/data/#unemployment.
4 â€œHigh unemploymentâ€ means having a 3-month average unemployment rate of 6% or higher. From the Bureau of Labor Statisticsâ€™ â€œExtended Benefits Trigger Noticeâ€ for January 18, 2009 and January 22, 2012.http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/trigger/2009/trig_011809.html andhttp://ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/euc_trigger/2012/euc_012212.html.
5 The â€œMisery Indexâ€ equals unemployment plus inflation. For January 2009 and December 2012. http://www.miseryindex.us/indexbymonth.asp.
6 Average retail price per gallon, January 2009 week 3 and January 2012 week 4.http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EMM_EPMR_PTE_NUS_DPG&f=W.
7 U.S. Department of Agriculture, values represent monthly â€œmoderateâ€ cost per family of four for January 2009 and November 2011.http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/USDAFoodCost-Home.htm.
8 U.S. median sales price of existing single-family homes for metropolitan areas for 2008 and 2011 Q3.http://www.realtor.org/research/research/metroprice.
9 Residential mortgage delinquencies (real estate loans) for 2008 Q4 and 2011 Q3.http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/chargeoff/default.htm.
10 Values for January 21, 2009 and January 23, 2012. http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np.