Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Jul 3, 2020

    Jobs Headed Up...On a Tightrope - The job market is improving, according to the government and household statistics. Whether it is improving faster or slower than expected depends on how you slice the...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jun 26, 2020

    New Versus Existing - A tug-of-war is building between new and existing home sales, as each category faces its own limitations. Sales of previously owned homes fell 9.7 percent in May and are...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jun 19, 2020

    Retail Rebounds - Retail sales surged a staggering 17.7 percent in May after plummeting 14.7 percent in April. This was the largest monthly gain on record, appropriately following the largest...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jun 12, 2020

    Low for a Long Time - It has been confirmed – interest rates are going to stay low for a very long time. After two days of discussion, the Federal Open Market Committee agreed to maintain the current...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jun 5, 2020

    Is Recovery on the Horizon? - The U.S. added 2.5 million jobs in May. That is right – added. After 11 weeks of multiple millions of new unemployment claims and a loss of over 20 million jobs in April, it appears...