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A collection of graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.



Monthly Change in New Residential Sales Print

August 27, 2013

The Commerce Department reported a 13.4 percent plunge in new home sales in July, suggesting a sharp turning point in the housing market. The new home sales are erratic, so this report should be viewed with some caution, but the drop in sales is consistent with realtor accounts from around the country about the market having slowed sharply since the jump in mortgage rates at the end of June.

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For more, read our latest Housing Market Monitor.

 
Involuntary Part-Time Employment as Share of Total Employment, 2007-2013 Print

August 2, 2013

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment report found little change in the number of involuntary part-time workers, with the numbers slightly below the year-ago level.

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For more, read our latest Jobs Byte.

 

 
Impacts of BEA Revisions on Real Gross Domestic Product and National Domestic Product. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis Print

July 31, 2013

Methodological changes introduced with the latest Department of Commerce report on GDP growth show a somewhat different picture of the economy over recent decades. Including research and development and other intangibles as capital increases GDP by roughly 3.0 percentage points compared with prior measurements. However, the increase in the measured size of the capital stock also means that there will be more depreciation. The new measure added $250 billion to depreciation in the corporate sector for 2012.

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For more, check out our latest GDP Byte.

 
Year-Over-Year Change in Zillow Home Value Index, June 2012 - June 2013 Print

July 30, 2013

Price indices constructed by Zillow show rapid increases in many of the cities that had been hardest by the collapse of the housing bubble. In the Zillow index, the year-over-year increase in prices in Las Vegas was 29.4 percent, a rate matched by Vallejo, CA. Modesto, CA, had a 27.0 percent year-over-year increase in prices. In Stockton, CA, the rise was 25.8 percent.

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For more, check out the latest Housing Market Monitor.

 
Black Workers and Good Jobs Print

June 27, 2013

Black workers today are better educated and older than they were three decades ago, but are still less likely to be in a good job. A new CEPR report examines this deterioration of job quality and evaluates several policies that could help to reverse this trend.

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Click for a larger image or check out the report, "Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?"

 
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