Another interesting trend in recent years is the average time preaching per newly baptized.
In other words, if we divide the total number of hours in FS by the newly baptized members, we can find out on average how much time needs to be wasted spent in the field to gain one new member.
And the number ain't pretty.
For 2010 it was 5,452 hurs
For 2011 it was 6,488 hours
For 2012 it is 6,506 hours
In other words, an increase, albeit not one the WT likes.
This has been pointed out before, but it bears repetition for new JW members:
With an average of 19.33 hours of preaching by each publisher each month, the pour soul will have to spend 337 months or over 28 years pounding the pavement if tasked with bringing a new member.
Of course this does not happen in reality, people get baptized much faster, without haveing been preached to for 28 years, which only shows what a collosal waste of time the whole FS charade is.