Seasonally adjusted


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Seasonally adjusted

Mathematically adjusted by moderating a macroeconomic indicator (e.g., oil prices/imports) so that relative comparisons can be drawn from month to month all year.

Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

A rate used to reduce seasonal noise on a company's sales or revenue information. For example, many retail companies tend to have higher sales figures at the end of the calendar year because of the holiday season. Comparing the raw data may make the company's sales look better than they are. The SAAR is designed to even out that trend. It is calculated by taking the raw annual rate for a given month and dividing by a seasonality factor.
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Generally, commodity indexes are seasonally adjusted using direct seasonal adjustment, which produces a more complete elimination of seasonal movements than does the aggregative method.
6 percent on the month on a seasonally adjusted basis in February and imports up by 0.
5) Selected ECI series are seasonally adjusted and published in tables 1 through 3 of the ECI news release and the current-dollar ECI historical listings.
In November, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $276.
Moreover, compared with the same period of the previous year, the economy contracted by a seasonally adjusted 0.
The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the
In July, revised seasonally adjusted quarters will be derived that reflect all four quarters of 2009 and revised data for 2007 and 2008.
Rural starts were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17,400 units in October<sup>2</sup>.
The seasonally adjusted index of output at mines and factories stood at 92.
The small business employment outlook improved as net hiring plans jumped 6 percentage points on a seasonally adjusted basis.
3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and increased 5.