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Table 1
Unemployment rates in G-7 countries, by specified periods,
2003 to September 2004 (1)

                                   2003
Country           Q1    Q2    Q3     Q4

                    Percent

United States    5.8   6.1   6.1    5.9
Canada           6.7   6.9   7.2    6.8
Japan            5.4   5.4   5.2    5.1
France           9.0   9.2   9.4    9.4
Germany          9.6   9.8   9.8    9.7
Italy            9.0   8.8   8.7    8.6
United Kingdom   5.1   5.0   5.0    4.9

                                                  2004
Country           Q1    Q2    Q3   July   Aug.   Sept.

                             Percent

United States    5.6   5.6   5.5    5.5    5.4     5.4
Canada           6.7   6.6   6.4    6.5    6.4     6.3
Japan            5.0   4.7   4.8    5.0    4.9     4.6
France           9.4   9.4   9.4    9.4    9.5     9.4
Germany          9.7   9.9   9.9    9.9   10.0    10.0
Italy            8.6   N/A   N/A    N/A    N/A     N/A
United Kingdom   4.8   4.8   N/A    4.7    N/A     N/A

N/A indicates not available.

(1) Rates presented on a civilian labor force basis, seasonally
adjusted. Rates for foreign countries adjusted to be comparable to
the U.S. rate.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Unemployment Rates in Nine Countries, Civilian Labor Force Basis,
Approximating U.S. Concepts, Seasonally Adjusted, 1990-2004," release
of Nov. 5, 2004, found at Internet address
ftp://ftp.bls.qov/pub/special.requests/ForeignLabor/flsjec.txt.

Table 2
Consumer prices of G-7 countries, by specified periods, 2003 to
September 2004

                                      2003   2004
Country            Q1     Q2     Q3     Q4     Q1

                  Percent, change from same period
                          of previous year

United States     2.9    2.1    2.2    1.9    1.8
Canada            4.5    2.8    2.1    1.7    0.9
Japan            -0.2   -0.2   -0.2   -0.3   -0.1
France            2.4    1.9    1.9    2.2    1.8
Germany           1.2    0.9    1.0    1.2    1.0
Italy             2.7    2.7    2.7    2.5    2.3
United Kingdom    3.1    3.0    2.9    2.7    2.6

                                              2004
Country            Q2     Q3   July   Aug.   Sept.

                     Percent, change from same period
                        of previous year

United States     2.9    2.7    3.0    2.7     2.5
Canada            2.2    2.0    2.3    1.9     1.8
Japan            -0.3   -0.1   -0.1   -0.2     0.0
France            2.4    2.3    2.3    2.4     2.1
Germany           1.8    1.9    1.8    2.0     1.8
Italy             2.3    2.2    2.3    2.3     2.1
United Kingdom    2.8    3.1    3.0    3.2     3.1

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Consumer Prices in Nine Countries, Percent Change from Same Period of
Previous Year, 1990-2004, release of Nov. 5, 2004, found at Internet
address ftp://ftp.bls.qov/pub/special.requests/
ForeignLabor/flscpim.txt.

Table 3
U.S. trade balances by major commodity categories and by specified
periods, September 2003 to September 2004 (1)

                                                       2003    2004
Sector                        Sept.    Oct.    Nov.    Dec.    Jan.

                                      Billion dollars

Manufactures                  -43.2   -47.3   -39.1   -42.5   -38.3
Agriculture                     0.6     1.9     2.2     1.6     1.1
Petroleum (2)                 -11.7   -11.9   -10.9   -11.6   -12.9
  Dollar unit nrice of U.S.
  petroleum imoorts (2)       26.43   26.28   26.54   27.17   28.55

                                           2004
Sector                         Feb.    Mar.    Apr.     May

                                      Billion dollars

Manufactures                  -35.9   -43.4   -44.5   -39.8
Agriculture                     1.2     0.9     0.3     0.2
Petroleum (2)                 -12.6   -14.3   -13.6   -14.5
  Dollar unit nrice of U.S.
  petroleum imoorts (2)       29.17   30.64   31.00   33.12

                                                       2004
Sector                        June    July    Aug.    Sept.

                                      Billion dollars

Manufactures                  -49.9   -49.9   -49.8   -48.7
Agriculture                    -0.3     0.1    -0.2     0.5
Petroleum (2)                 -16.6   -15.4   -17.3   -16.1
  Dollar unit nrice of U.S.
  petroleum imoorts (2)       33.76   33.28   36.37   37.62

(1) Exports, f.a.s. value, not seasonally adjusted. Imports, customs
value, not seasonally adjusted.

(2) Petroleum and selected products, not seasonally adjusted.

Source: Calculated from official data of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, Exhibits 15 and 17, FT-900 release of Nov. 10, 2004, found
at Internet address http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/newsrel/
tradnewsrelease.htm.
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