Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DVR Adoption Rises Quickly in the US

According to a survey by J.D. Power and Associates, DVR adoption in the US among paid TV subscribers rose from 38% in 2007 to 44% in 2008.

DVR Adoption in the US

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that DVR ownership in the US was 3% in 2002 and rose to 35% in 2008.

Technology Adoption Rates in the US, 1996 - 2008

Auto Industry Workers by Segment

A total of 3 million workers were employed in the automotive and related fields as of September 2008.

Auto Industry Workers by Segment, as of September 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

US Unemployment Rate: 1994 - 2008

The unemployment rate crept up to 6.5% in October from 6.1% in September. This is the highest it has been since 1994. So far in 2008, 1.179 million jobs have been lost.

US Unemployment Rate: 1994 - 2008

In retail sales, usually the last bastion of employment for those thrown out of other jobs, the cumulative number of jobs lost since November 2007 ( a year ago) is 325,000.

Cumulative Jobs Lost in Retail Since November 2007