November 2009

Thanksgiving Spotlight on Statistics

Bringing Home the Turkey

Average price per pound of whole, frozen turkey in U.S. cities, 2004-2009
Price per pound ($)

Month

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Jan

1.084 1.058 1.069 1.103 1.207 1.365

Feb

1.094 1.063 1.197 1.136 1.230 1.369

Mar

1.134 1.061 1.209 1.079 1.151 1.347

Apr

1.084 1.058 1.111 1.081 1.170 1.354

May

1.090 1.069 1.084 1.146 1.258 1.366

Jun

1.117 1.080 1.128 1.223 1.238 1.410

Jul

1.129 1.068 1.130 1.222 1.270 1.445

Aug

1.142 1.063 1.106 1.229 1.288 1.461

Sep

1.088 1.121 1.151 1.216 1.320 1.454

Oct

1.123 1.137 1.149 1.241 1.222

Nov

0.996 1.023 0.973 1.113 1.309

Dec

1.003 1.066 0.991 1.010 1.332

Source: Consumer Price Indexes | Chart

 

Turkey Prices The Producer Price Perspective

PPI Turkeys (including frozen, whole or parts), 2004-2009
Month 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Jan

107.8 117.5 111.5 114.7 123.1 130.0

Feb

110.1 114.1 108.2 110.8 121.5 129.2

Mar

113.1 111.9 107.9 113.4 126.0 130.2

Apr

114.0 110.6 107.9 114.6 128.5 132.4

May

120.8 111.1 109.3 118.9 133.1 133.6

Jun

123.0 110.8 111.2 121.8 134.3 134.1

Jul

120.7 111.8 110.2 122.1 134.2 129.1

Aug

120.4 112.9 117.9 126.1 135.2 128.7

Sep

120.3 115.4 121.9 126.3 135.9 127.0

Oct

120.6 119.9 119.5 125.2 135.9

Nov

121.6 121.5 118.5 127.1 137.5

Dec

122.2 121.2 115.6 125.1 134.0

Source: Producer Price Index | Chart

 

Volunteers

Percent distribution of volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed, September 2007-September 2008
Type of main organization Percent

Religious

35.1

Educational or youth service

26.0

Social or community service

13.5

Hospital or other health

8.2

Civic, political, professional, or international

5.5

Other/Not determined

5.2

Sport, hobby, cultural, or arts

3.3

Environmental or animal care

2.0

Public safety

1.3

Source: Current Population Survey | Chart

 

Thanksgiving Means Football

Spectator sports employment by metropolitan area, 2008 annual averages,
in thousands
Metropolitan Area 2008 Employment

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY MSA

543

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA

182

Anchorage, AK MSA

150

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA MSA

1189

Atlantic City, NJ MSA

25

Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA

256

Bakersfield, CA MSA

214

Baltimore-Towson, MD MSA

1259

Baton Rouge, LA MSA

60

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX MSA

16

Binghamton, NY MSA

368

Bismarck, ND MSA

40

Bloomington, IN MSA

27

Boulder, CO MSA

15

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA

696

Burlington, NC MSA

43

Canton-Massillon, OH MSA

27

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL MSA

679

Charleston, WV MSA

134

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC MSA

3903

Charlottesville, VA MSA

32

Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA

110

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI MSA

4186

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA

1395

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA

1449

College Station-Bryan, TX MSA

17

Colorado Springs, CO MSA

201

Columbia, SC MSA

138

Columbus, GA-AL MSA

67

Columbus, OH MSA

969

Corpus Christi, TX MSA

41

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA

3225

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA

119

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL MSA

1244

Denver-Aurora, CO MSA

1709

Des Moines, IA MSA

213

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA

2646

Dover, DE MSA

122

Dubuque, IA MSA

9

Durham, NC MSA

108

El Paso, TX MSA

64

Erie, PA MSA

193

Evansville, IN-KY MSA

246

Fargo, ND-MN MSA

101

Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL MSA

18

Fresno, CA MSA

432

Great Falls, MT MSA

78

Greeley, CO MSA

94

Greensboro-High Point, NC MSA

275

Greenville, NC MSA

5

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSA

59

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA

91

Honolulu, HI MSA

29

Hot Springs, AR MSA

629

Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX MSA

2337

Huntsville, AL MSA

56

Idaho Falls, ID MSA

30

Indianapolis, IN MSA

3819

Jackson, TN MSA

84

Jacksonville, FL MSA

1015

Janesville, WI MSA

47

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA

18

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA

1572

Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA MSA

56

Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX MSA

12

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA

218

Lafayette, LA MSA

354

Lakeland, FL MSA

308

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA

449

Lebanon, PA MSA

18

Lewiston-Auburn, ME MSA

13

Lima, OH MSA

46

Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA

169

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA

7356

Louisville, KY-IN MSA

1544

Lynchburg, VA MSA

69

Madera, CA MSA

34

Manchester-Nashua, NH MSA

191

McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX MSA

65

Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSA

1100

Merced, CA MSA

47

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL MSA

6717

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA

1288

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA

1970

Missoula, MT MSA

36

Modesto, CA MSA

73

Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI MSA

26

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC MSA

99

New Haven-Milford, CT MSA

6

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSA

775

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island,NY-NJ-PA MSA

8447

Norwich-New London, CT MSA

110

Ocala, FL MSA

357

Oklahoma City, OK MSA

908

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA MSA

344

Owensboro, KY MSA

3

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA MSA

99

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL MSA

82

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA

121

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA

4248

Pittsburgh, PA MSA

1566

Pocatello, ID MSA

26

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA

723

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY MSA

172

Prescott, AZ MSA

15

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA MSA

481

Provo-Orem, UT MSA

39

Pueblo, CO MSA

116

Raleigh-Cary, NC MSA

1223

Reading, PA MSA

241

Redding, CA MSA

23

Reno-Sparks, NV MSA

35

Richmond, VA MSA

462

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA

639

Roanoke, VA MSA

91

Rochester, MN MSA

6

Rochester, NY MSA

585

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA MSA

878

St. George, UT MSA

32

St. Louis, MO-IL MSA

1326

Salinas, CA MSA

53

Salt Lake City, UT MSA

849

San Antonio, TX MSA

595

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA

1602

San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR MSA

368

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA MSA

17

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA MSA

70

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA MSA

267

Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL MSA

457

Savannah, GA MSA

60

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA

2328

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA

116

Spartanburg, SC MSA

36

Spokane, WA MSA

186

Springfield, IL MSA

6

Springfield, MA MSA

85

State College, PA MSA

88

Stockton, CA MSA

71

Syracuse, NY MSA

50

Toledo, OH MSA

264

Trenton-Ewing, NJ MSA

132

Tucson, AZ MSA

211

Tulsa, OK MSA

350

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA

21

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA

268

Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA

39

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA

3135

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA MSA

23

Wenatchee, WA MSA

19

Wichita, KS MSA

52

Winston-Salem, NC MSA

206

Worcester, MA MSA

68

Yakima, WA MSA

65

Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages | Chart

 

Holiday Shopping Season

Retail Trade - 1 Month Percent Change
Month/ Year Percent Change

Nov-04

2.5

Dec-04

1.2

Jan-05

-4.2

Feb-05

-0.9

Mar-05

0.3

Apr-05

0.8

May-05

0.8

Jun-05

0.7

Jul-05

0.2

Aug-05

0.1

Sep-05

-0.8

Oct-05

0.8

Nov-05

2.6

Dec-05

1.2

Jan-06

-4.3

Feb-06

-1.2

Mar-06

0.6

Apr-06

0.1

May-06

0.5

Jun-06

0.5

Jul-06

0

Aug-06

0.1

Sep-06

-0.7

Oct-06

1

Nov-06

2.8

Dec-06

1.1

Jan-07

-4

Feb-07

-1

Mar-07

0.8

Apr-07

0.2

May-07

0.9

Jun-07

0.3

Jul-07

0

Aug-07

0.2

Sep-07

-0.6

Oct-07

0.6

Nov-07

3

Dec-07

1

Jan-08

-4.3

Feb-08

-1.5

Mar-08

0.4

Apr-08

-0.1

May-08

0.5

Jun-08

0.4

Jul-08

-0.1

Aug-08

-0.1

Sep-08

-1

Oct-08

0.4

Nov-08

1.5

Dec-08

0.6

Jan-09

-4.6

Feb-09

-1.5

Mar-09

-0.1

Apr-09

0

May-09

0.7

Jun-09

0.4

Jul-09

-0.3

Aug-09

0.1

Sep-09

-0.9

Oct-09

0.4

Source: Current Employment Statistics | Chart

 

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