#15 The growth of furniture spending has just gone negative for the first time in about two years.
#17 As I have written about previously, approximately 20 percent of all American families do not have a single member that is employed at this point.
#18 According to a recent Gallup survey, “Unemployment/Jobs” represents the number one concern for U.S. voters.
#19 After adjusting for inflation, median household income in the U.S. is now about 7 percent lower than it was in the year 2000.
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