Bloomberg by the Numbers: 65

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A trader on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange on March 5, 2013.

 

That’s how many months it took for the Dow Jones Industrial Averageto top its previous closing record.

The Dow, a price-weighted average of 30 blue-chip stocks, rose 125.95 points to close yesterday at 14,253.77, rising above the previous closing high of 14,164,53 set on Oct. 9, 2007.

Read more here from Bloomberg’s Inyoung Hwang and Sarah Pringle.

While the Dow has more than doubled since March 2009, when the economy was in recession, the unemployment rate and housing starts have not recovered as quickly, as Bloomberg’s Alex Tribou shows in this graphic.

 

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