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The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of June13th……

From the Atlantic Magazine…..

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
46.4%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
52.6%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
33.8% / 58.7%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
18.8%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
90.6 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
456,000
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%
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June 13, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Politics, Polls, Projections, The Economy, Updates | , , | 4 Comments

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of June 8th……

From the Atlantic Magazine…..

Obama Average Job Approval
46.2%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
52.9%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
33.0% / 58.0%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
17.7%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
90.6 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
44 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
453,000 (down 102,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of May 23rd……

Pollster.com
Obama Average Job Approval
48.3%
Pollster.com
Obama Favorability
54.3%
Pollster.com
Right Direction / Wrong Track
36.0% / 56.9%
Pollster.com
Congressional Approval
19.6%
National Federation of Independent Businesses
Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (up 4.4% from March)
ABC News/Washington Post
Consumer Comfort Index
44 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor
Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
471,000 (down 114,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac
Newly foreclosed properties in April
333,837
U.S. Department of Labor
Unemployment
9.9%

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, The Economy, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 25……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.1%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
53.1%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
37.1% / 57.4%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
20.0%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
86.8 (down 1.4% from February)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
50 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
456,000 (down 129,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in March
367,056
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

April 25, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | 1 Comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of April 11……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com Obama Average Job Approval
47.4%
Pollster.com Obama Favorability
51.7%
Pollster.com Right Direction / Wrong Track
38.1% / 55.8%
Pollster.com Congressional Approval
15.3%
National Federation of Independent Businesses Small Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington Post Consumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of Labor Initial Weekly Jobless Claims
460,000 (down 143,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTrac Newly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment
9.7%

April 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Government, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 22nd……

From the Atlantic Magazine……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of March 22 th……

Pollster.comObama Average Job Approval
46.4%
Pollster.comObama Favorability
51.8%
Pollster.comRight Direction / Wrong Track
32.4% / 60.3%
Pollster.comCongressional Approval
12.9%
National Federation of Independent BusinessesSmall Business Optimism Index
88.0 (down 1.5% from January)
ABC News/Washington PostConsumer Comfort Index
43 points below zero
U.S. Department of LaborInitial Weekly Jobless Claims
457,000 (down 128,000 since 1/20/09)
RealtyTracNewly foreclosed properties in February
308,524
U.S. Department of LaborUnemployment
9.7%

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Other Things, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 22……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 22……

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval   48.8%

Pollster.com

Obama Favorability   51.3%

Pollster.com

Right Direction / Wrong Track   34.8% / 59.5%

Pollster.com

Congressional Approval   18.1%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500   1,094.87 (up 261 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   89.3 (up 1.5% from December)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   49 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims    440,000 (down 145,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.04%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in January    315,716

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment 9.7%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency   9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Note….Un-employment rate is now below 10%…...

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)    5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November)

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of January 18……

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of January 18, 2010…..

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval   48.3%

Pollster.com

Obama Favorability   53.7%

Pollster.com

Right Direction / Wrong Track   36.5% / 55.8%

Pollster.com

Congressional Approval   19.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500    1,136.03 (up 301 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   47 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims   444,000 (down 141,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.18%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December    349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency    9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate ( Monthly )   6.54 million in November  ( 7.4% from October)


January 18, 2010 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Media, Polls, The Economy, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of Decemeber 20, 2009….

The Zeigeist (economic data) from the Atlantic Magazine for the week of December 20, 2009……

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval  48.7%

Pollster.com

Obama Favorability  53.6%

Pollster.com

Right Direction / Wrong Track  35.5% / 56.9%

Pollster.com

Congressional Approval  26.5%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001  102.08 (up 268 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  88.3 (down 0.9% from October)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  45 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  480,000 (down 105,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.03%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in November  306,672

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.4 in November

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly  )6.10 million in October  (up 10.1%

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Economic Data (Zeitgeist), Polls, The Economy | , | Leave a comment