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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Louisiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in May by 0.7 percentage points when compared to May 2017.
[up arrow] Sales of newly built, single-family homes in June inched up 0.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000 units from a downwardly revised May reading, according to newly released data by the U.S.
Seasonally adjusted output for the period January-July declined by 3% from one year back.
(Billion of dollars) TABLE: Seasonally adjusted of annual rates TABLE: 1986 1987(r) 1986 1987 TABLE: III IV I II III IV(r)
Highway construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $111.1 billion, 9.5% ([+ or -]5.3%) above the revised January estimate of $101.5 billion.
Industries that showed the largest gains for seasonally adjusted jobs:
* Electronics and appliances stores' sales declined 2.8% seasonally adjusted from the previous month and 9.8% unadjusted, year over year.
Generally, commodity indexes are seasonally adjusted using direct seasonal adjustment, which produces a more complete elimination of seasonal movements than does the aggregative method.
According to preliminary estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nonfarm, seasonally adjusted employment increased by 7,300 from June to July 2014.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports continued to rebound after steadily declining through October, November and December, and showed a 1.2 percent increase on the month in February while imports edged up 0.6 percent month-on-month.
Census Bureau, which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants, increased 0.3% seasonally adjusted month-to-month ($472.2 billion).
The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account registered a surplus of 31.4 billion (1% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2013, down from a surplus of 46.3 bn (1.4% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2013 and from a surplus of 33.3 bn (1% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2012, Eurostat estimated, on 23 January.