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Recession Index

A numeric summary of our troubled times.

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Cars and Light Trucks Sold in the New York Metro Area in September and October
2007: 81,800
2008: 66,736

American-Made Cars and Light Trucks Sold in the New York Metro Area in September and October
2007: 21,849
2008: 13,801

Cost of a 30-day Unlimited MetroCard
2008: $81
2009, PROPOSED: $104

Unlimited-run Broadway Shows Closing During December and January
2007–8: 3
2008–9: 7

College-Educated New Yorkers Receiving Unemployment Insurance
OCTOBER 2007: 13,381
OCTOBER 2008: 20,072

Employees at the New York Botanical Garden
AUGUST 1: 480
AFTER BUDGET CUTS: 432

Newsweek’s Guaranteed Circulation, in Millions
2007: 3.1
2009, PROPOSED: 1.6

Applications to Join the City’s Teaching Fellows Program From September 1 through December 5
2007: 3,943
2008: 5,911

Compiled by Lionel Beehner and Mark Byrne

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