Behind the Numbers Archive

  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 21, 2022

    Ups and Downs in Housing - December was a tough month for housing. Existing home sales fell 4.6 percent, the first decline in four months. Buyers just do not have enough homes to choose from on the...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 14, 2022

    Inflation Still on the Move - As long as the data meets expectations, bad news isn’t quite as bad, right? At least this is the case with economic data, inflation in particular. The December year-over-year...
  • Behind the Numbers - Jan 7, 2022

    Job Data Still Confusing - Economists tried to excuse the November job report as a temporary mismatch between the two employment surveys, resulting in a low unemployment rate with low job additions...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 31, 2021

    That's a Wrap - All in all, 2021 was better than 2020, even though we were unable to bid a much-needed farewell to COVID. The virus morphed into different strains as the year progressed...
  • Behind the Numbers - Dec 17, 2021

    The Fed's Gift to the Market - Maybe it was because it is the holiday season or maybe the time was just right. Either way, the Federal Reserve gave the financial markets what they had been wanting for months...