This article about the Dow Jones job report.
The sets all relate to stock market data.
The analysis not only talks about the point that each stock is at, but also compares the current point of the stock and what kind of increase it has experienced.
The increase is expressed in percent form because this gives readers the the best perspective on how significant the increase is.
The analysis covers stock increase from week to week but also gives monthly increase. The difference in time segment is nice because it provides additional information that gives the reader a deeper understanding of what is occurring.
If these specific statistics were not provided to the reporter, the reporter would have to be able to access the daily numbers for the stock market and calculate the percent increase from the different time points.
There is a graph that is associated with the article and also an accompanying video.
The visual of the graph greatly assists in understanding the movement of the stock market.