EU Unemployment Rates, March 2019

May 7, 2019
Unemployment Rate in EU States

The chart above shows the unemployment rate in each EU state as of March 2019 (unless otherwise noted - see caveats below), the change from the previous month, and the rate one year prior.  The Czech Republic continues to be the only state with an unemployment rate below three percent.

Treasury Rate Movements, April 2019

May 6, 2019
US treasury rates by maturity

All rates except for the one-year note rose in April.  The yield curve grew from the previous month thus ending its one month narrowing streak.  The one-month bill did not maintain the lowest rate at any point in the month.  Long-term rates rose at a faster pace than short-term rates thus neutralizing the risk of an inversion brought upon by rising short-term rates.  Such an inversion, if it were to happen would be a strong indicator for an upcoming recession.  A side note: several financial analysts have recently pointed to inversions between particular rates like the three-year note having a higher rate than the five-year note as being indicators for a recession.  The data does not back this up.  The only type of inversion that has led to a recession reliably is one in which the highest rate is a shorter-term treasury than the lowest rate.  This is the only inversion that has predicted a recession seven out of eight times since 1962.  According to this measure, there is no recession in the foreseeable future.

EU and US Regions by Annual Riders per Mile of Subway Track

May 3, 2019
Annual Riders per Mile of Track in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every mile of track in each EU and US region.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  EU regions dominate in this metric.

EU Regions by Annual Riders per Kilometer of Subway Track

May 2, 2019
Annual Riders per Kilometer of Track in EU Regions

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every kilometer of track in each EU region.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  The Eastern EU is the only region with over 4 million annual riders for every kilometer of subway track.

US Regions by Annual Riders per Mile of Subway Track

May 1, 2019
Annual Riders per Mile of Track in US Regions

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every mile of track in each US region.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  Unsurprisingly, the Northeast dominates in this metric.

EU and US States by Annual Riders per Mile of Subway Track

Apr 30, 2019
Annual Riders per Mile of Track in EU and US States

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every mile of track in each state.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  EU states tend to pack in more riders for every unit of track than US states do.

EU States by Annual Riders per Kilometer of Subway Track

Apr 29, 2019
Annual Riders per Kilometer of Track in EU States

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every kilometer of track in each state.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  So the Netherlands has 3,808 daily riders for every kilometer of track while Hungary has 29,452.

US States by Annual Riders per Mile of Subway Track

Apr 26, 2019
Annual Riders per Mile of Track in US States

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every mile of track in each state.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  So Ohio has 849 daily riders for every mile of track while New York has 18,986.

EU and US Regions by Annual Riders per Subway Station

Apr 25, 2019
Annual Riders per Subway Station in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every subway station in each EU and US region.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  The Eastern EU dominates all other regions.

EU Regions by Annual Riders per Subway Station

Apr 24, 2019
Annual Riders per Subway Station in EU Regions

The chart above shows the number of annual riders for every subway station in each EU region.  One million annual riders is the equivalent of 2,740 riders a day.  The Eastern EU is in a class all its own.


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