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The Atlantic: How the Recession Changed Us

  • January 11, 2011

by UrbanTurf Staff

In what is perhaps the coolest collection of statistical graphics we have seen in the past 12 months, The Atlantic has an infographic in it latest issue that compares a number of economic metrics pre and post-recession.

The full graphic can be viewed here, but below are a few interesting statistics (some real estate-related, some not) that came out of the article:

  • Average rate on 30-year fixed mortgage: November 2007 — 6.21%; November 2010 — 4.3%
  • Residential properties in foreclosure: October 2008 — 1.19 million; October 2010 — 2.09 million
  • Unemployment rate: November 2007 — 4.7%; November 2010 — 9.8%
  • Daily consumer spending: October 2008 — $91; October 2010 — $62
  • Percentage of 18 to 29 year-olds who moved back in with parents during recession — 24%

Graphic on home page courtesy of The Atlantic.

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