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Point on the Consumer Comfort Index, a scale of +100 to -100 that measures consumer confidence in the economy, where 2001 ended.a
+4
Index average for 2001.
+29
Index average for 2000, its best year on record.
-44
Average rank of consumer confidence during the 1992 recession.
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103,781
Number of workers reportedly laid off as a direct or indirect result of the Sept. 11 attacks.b
31
Number of states reporting extended mass layoff activity related to the Sept. 11 incidents.
42
Percentage of workers laid off because of the terrorist attacks that had been employed in the scheduled transportation industry.
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5,000
Increase in construction jobs for the month of December 2001.c
240
Companies acquired by United Rentals, 1997-2000.d
3
Companies acquired by United Rentals, 2001.
Sources:
a. ABCNews/Money magazine;
b. Bureau of Labor Statistics;
c. Bloomberg.com;
d. United Rentals

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