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Author Frumkin, Norman.

Title Guide to economic indicators / Norman Frumkin.

Imprint Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006.

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Edition 4th ed.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 283 pages : illustrations)
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Note Title from e-book title screen (viewed Oct. 15, 2007).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and indexes.
Contents 1. Average Weekly Earnings -- 2. Average Weekly Hours -- 3. Balance of Payments -- 4. Balance of Trade -- 5. Bank Loans: Commercial and Industrial -- 6. Bankruptcies: Personal -- 7. Capacity Utilization -- 8. Consumer Attitude Indexes -- 9. Consumer Credit -- 10. Consumer Credit Delinquency -- 11. Consumer Price Index -- 12. Corporate Profits -- 13. Distribution of Income -- 14. Distribution of Wealth -- 15. Employment -- 16. Employment Cost Index -- 17. Farm Parity Ratio -- 18. GDP Price Measures -- 19. Government Economic Transactions -- 20. Gross Domestic Product -- 21. Help-Wanted Advertising Index -- 22. Home Sales: New and Existing Houses -- 23. Housing Affordability Index -- 24. House Prices: New and Existing Houses -- 25. Housing Starts -- 26. Housing Vacancy Rate -- 27. Import and Export Price Indexes -- 28. Industrial Production Index -- 29. Interest Rates -- 30. International Investment Position of the United States -- 31. Inventory-Sales Ratios -- 32. Job Gains and Losses -- 33. Job Openings and Labor Turnover -- 34. Leading, Coincident, and Lagging Indexes -- 35. Manufacturersʼ Orders -- 36. Mortgage Loan Applications -- 37. Mortgage Delinquency and Foreclosure -- 38. Non-Manufacturing Business Activity Index -- 39. PMI -- 40. Personal Income and Saving -- 41. Poverty -- 42. Producer Price Indexes -- 43. Productivity: Business Sector -- 44. Retail Sales -- 45. Selected Services Revenue -- 46. Stock Market Price Aggregates and Dividend Yields -- 47. Unemployment -- 48. Unit Labor Costs: Business Sector -- 49. Value of the Dollar.
Summary From average weekly earnings to value of the dollar, the new edition of Guide to Economic Indicators offers concise explanations of some macroeconomic statistical indicators gathered by the US government and other sources. For each indicator, Frumkin offers a capsule explanation, followed by discussion of data availability, content, methodology, sampling and revision accuracy, relevance, recent trends, and primary data source. For the 4th edition, he has added description of insured unemployment, job gains and losses, job openings and labor turnover, house prices, housing vacancy rates, mortgage loan applications, and selected services revenue. Formulas provided include capacity utilization rate, consumer confidence index, consumer sentiment index, housing affordability index, housing vacancy rate, labor hour productivity, multifactor productivity, unemployment rate, and unit labor costs. Tables include average weekly earnings in private nonagricultural industries, average weekly hours in private nonagricultural industries, U.S. balance of payments, U.S. balance of trade, commercial and industrial bank loans, personal bankruptcy filings, capacity utilization, consumer attitude indexes, consumer credit outstanding, consumer credit delinquency rate, consumer price index, corporate profits, distribution of income (household shares), net worth of families, Distribution of dollar net worth, employment (alternative definitions), employment cost index (private industry), farm parity ratio, GDP price measures, government economic transactions, gross domestic product and main components, help wanted advertising index, home sales for new and existing houses, house prices for new and existing houses, housing starts, housing vacancy rates, import and export price indexes.
Industrial production index, interest rates, international investment position of the U.S., inventory-sales ratios, job gains and losses, job openings and labor turnover, leading, coincident and lagging composite indexes and components, manufacturersʼ orders, mortgage loan applications indexes, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosres, non-manufacturing business activity index, PMI, personal income and saving, poverty measure, producer price indexes, productivity (business sector), retail sales, selected services revenue, stock market price aggregates and dividend yields, alternative measures of labor underutilization, labor force participation rates, unemployment rate (total and insured measures of unemployment), unit labor costs (business sector), value-of-the-dollar indexes (country coverage and nominal and real).
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Subject Economic indicators -- United States.
Business cycles -- United States -- Statistics.
United States -- Economic conditions -- Statistics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Statistics.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Frumkin, Norman. Guide to economic indicators. 4th ed. Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006 (DLC) 2005013951
ISBN 0765621479 (electronic bk.)
9780765621474 (electronic bk.)
0765616467 (Cloth)
9780765616463 (hardcover ; alk. paper)