Behind the Numbers

  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 17, 2020

    Holidays Were Happy, Indeed - The December retail sales report confirmed the holiday shopping season was as strong as anticipated, regardless of which measure you use. Total sales rose 0.3 percent, non-auto...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 10, 2020

    The Glass of Water Measure - The final job report of 2019 was either good or bad, depending on how you view the fullness of your glass. The Labor Department calculated the U.S. added 145,000 jobs in...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 3, 2020

    Looking Back to Go Forward - 2019 can be summed up as 12 months bouncing among trade deals and the Fed. The year began with a tariff war between the U.S. and China that appeared to heat up each month....