Wednesday, May 25, 2011

After Two Years of President Obama - Here's your change

January 2009
May 2011
% chg

Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
$1.83
$3.44
84%

Crude oil , European Brent (barrel)
$43..48
$99..02
127.7%

Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
$38..74
$91..38
135.9%

Gold: London (per troy oz.)
$853.25
$1,369.50
60.5%

Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
$3.56
$6.33
78.1%

Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
$9.66
$13..75
42.3%

Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob
$13..37
$35..39
164.7%

Unemployment rate , non-farm, overall
7.6%
9.4%
23.7%

Unemployment rate, blacks
12.6%
15.8%
25.4%

Number of unemployed
11,616,000
14,485,000
24.7%

Number of fed. Employees
2,779,000
2,840,000
2.2%

Real median household income
$50,112
$49,777
-0.7%

Number of food stamp recipients
31,983,716
43,200,878
35.1%

Number of unemployment benefit recipients
7,526,598
9,193,838
22.2%

Number of long-term unemployed
2,600,000
6,400,000
146.2%

Poverty rate, individuals
13.2%
14.3%
8.3%

People in poverty in U.S.
39,800,000
43,600,000
9.5%

Present Situation Index
29.9
23.5
-21.4%

Failed banks
140
164
17.1%

U.S. . Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
89.76
82.03
-8.6%

U.S. . Money supply , M1, in billions
1,575.1
1,865.7
18.4%

U.S. . Money supply, M2, in billions
8,310.9
8,852.3
6.5%

National debt , in trillions
$10..627
$14..052
32.2%

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