Here is a triad of depressing economic numbers.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, almost 25 percent of U.S. households now have zero net worth or negative net worth. And the percentage is growing, it was only 18.6 percent in 2007.
Food and various products sizes are shrinking, so that manufactors and suppliers do not have to admit that they are actually raising prices on goods.
The purchasing power of the US dollar has declined from a dollar in 1913 to a whole 4.6 cents in 2009 (American Institute of Economic Research).
And if you want to read twenty-five more depressing economic numbers, check out this article on PrisonPlanet.