- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 16, 2010

Highlights of Obama’s first year, by the numbers:

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7,949.09 — Dow Jones Industrial Average close on Jan. 20, 2009.

10,609.65 — Dow Jones Industrial Average close on Jan. 15, 2010.

13 million — Number of people 16 and older unemployed as of January 2009.

14.7 million — Number of people 16 and older unemployed as of December 2009.

7.7 percent — Unemployment rate January 2009

10.0 percent — Unemployment rate December 2009

$787 billion — Cost of economic stimulus approved by Congress.

$10.6 trillion — Outstanding public debt Jan. 20, 2009.

$12.3 trillion — Outstanding public debt Jan. 14, 2009.

$296.4 billion — Federal spending from the financial crisis bailout fund before Jan. 20, 2009.

$173 billion — Federal spending from the financial crisis bailout fund after Jan. 20, 2009.

$165 billion — Amount of bailout funds repaid by banks and automakers.

139 — Bank failures between Jan. 20, 2009, and Jan. 14, 2010.

274,399 — Number of properties that received forclosure-related notices in January 2009.

349,519 — Number of properties that received forclosure-related notices in December 2009.

34,400 — U.S. troops in Afghanistan in January 2009.

70,000 — U.S. troops in Afghanistan as of Jan. 12, 2010.

319 — U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan from January 2009 through Jan. 15, 2010.

139,500 — U.S. troops in Iraq in January 2009.

111,000 — U.S. troops in Iraq as of Jan. 12, 2010.

152 — U.S. military deaths in Iraq from January 2009 through Jan. 15, 2010.

539 — Appointments to top federal policy positions submitted to the Senate

352 — Appointments confirmed by the Senate.

180 — Appointments in top policy positions carried over from the Bush administration.

12 — Formal news conferences.

21 — Foreign countries visited.

29 — States visited.

10 — Visits to Camp David.

2 — Vacations.

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Sources:

AP reporting and analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Treasury Department

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

RealtyTrac Inc.

Defense Department

White House Transition Project

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