| -13 |
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.
| 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.
| 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.
a. ABCNews/Money magazine;
b. Bureau of Labor Statistics;
d. United Rentals