A quick look at some national numbers

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

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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