An article about how the unemployment rate affects the stock market in Bloomberg Businessweek Friday used a variety of different numbers.
The reporter used numbers to illustrate the percent of unemployment in the past years and to describe the number of points that the stock market fluctuated.
The numbers are a little overwhelming. In one paragraph he told the percentage, the points and the new number of the Dow Jones, S&P and Nasdaq.
He calculated the percent that the market rose and fell by taking the change of points and dividing it by the total number of points.
The sources of the numbers are not listed completely.