Predicted percentage sales drop for the lifting segment of the construction equipment industry.a
Forecasted percentage decline in year-end sales of earthmoving equipment in the United States.
Percentage drop in 2001 year-end business for the light equipment segment of the industry.
Predicted increase in total retail sales by home improvement retailers between 1994 and 2004.b
Projected compound annual growth rate of home centers such as Home Depot and Lowe's between 1999 and 2004.
Number of laid-off workers receiving jobless benefits for the week ended Nov. 3, the highest level since Feb. 12, 1983.c
Number of rate cuts the Federal Reserve has implemented this year.d
Percentage of workers who are very or somewhat confident that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement.e
Percentage of workers who have tried to calculate their retirement needs.
a. Construction Industry Manufacturers Association;
b. Do-It-Yourself Retailing Market Measure 2001;
c. The Labor Department;
d. The Associated Press;
e. Employee Benefit Research Institute.