How Katrina changed the face of New Orleans

Aug 21, 2015
We do the numbers on demographics.
Posted In: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, numbers
May's retail sales number looks good on the surface.

Good retail sales don't necessarily mean all's well

Jun 11, 2015
Retail sales numbers look good, but there are reasons to be skeptical.
Posted In: Retail, Health, numbers, Economy, forecast, lagging indicators

What to look for in the jobs report, in four charts

Apr 3, 2015
As the unemployment rate falls, are more people coming back into the labor force?
Posted In: jobs report, numbers, economic recovery, low wages

American TP is getting more luxurious

Mar 16, 2015
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Monday.
Posted In: numbers, The Numbers, by the numbers, aol, toilet paper, police, Coke, Coca-cola
In his new book, Barnaby Rogerson discusses the cultural reasoning behind the feelings we have towards certain numbers, such as the number 13.

The meaning behind your favorite number

Feb 16, 2015
Rogerson's Book of Numbers explores the cultural meaning of every-day numbers.
Posted In: numbers, luck, culture

A question of numbers and geography

Jun 2, 2014
Where are you the happiest?
Posted In: numbers, GDP, Numbers week
Elvis on Toast

Taking the retail sales number too seriously

May 13, 2014
Retail sales for April were disappointing, but month-to-month data is problematic.
Posted In: retail sales, numbers
Job Seekers Look For Employment Opportunities At Career Fair

Questioning the reliability of ADP job numbers

Apr 3, 2014
Economists have been riled up over differences between job numbers from the payroll processor ADP and federal figures.
Posted In: adp, numbers

Largest prime number: Still just a slice of pi

Feb 6, 2013
A discovery of a lifetime (at least for the math geeks among us): the largest prime number in the world.
Posted In: numbers, math

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Posted In: statistics, forecasting, numbers