Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Economic and Real Estate Post Picks: Week of February 9, 2009

How Bad is the Employment Picture, Really? Recession comparisons using Payroll Employment versus Household Employment data (hint: payroll employment is a better data source)

How This Recession is Different: Consumer, bank, and business balance sheets are much more leveraged then previous recessions

Real Disposable Income Up: The savings rate also improved in December

Significant Fall in Domestic Demand: The worst decline post-WWII

Retail Store Opening and Closings: Good information on trends in openings and closings by retail sector