I have tried to reproduce the issue you are describing @KellBellKC, but I have failed thus far. The selection in your screenshot does not seem to have handlebars, which means that it is not the currently active selection for which information is typically shown in the status bar.
When creating a new rectangle selection, the information should be shown in the status bar as long as you don't let go of the left mouse button. Once you have created a rectangular selection, the information will only be shown when grabbing one of the handles on the selection for resizing and/or moving the selection around.
Could you try again with the new information and replicate the issue? If so, it would be really helpful to get a step by step description of your actions.