Here’s a quick Friday afternoon overview of some current economic numbers.

 

Statistic Value Notes
US inflation rate 3.39% November 2011
US unemployment rate 8.5% Realistic number is higher
Average rate for a 30-year mortgage 3.91% 4.05% in Virginia
University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index 74 Up 4.1 from December, but still below January 2011; scale goes to 100.
Homes in foreclosure 1 in 634 1 in 1193 in Virginia