The State of the Nation, Oct. 10, 2012

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Federal Reserve; Photo: Brooks Kraft for Bloomberg Businesswee

Preparations begin for the inauguration of the next president on Jan. 20, 2013. Red numbers indicate change from the state of the nation on Jan. 20, 2009, President Obama’s inauguration.

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