$230,000: difference in earnings between the typical good-looking worker and the below-average looking worker over a life-time.
—TIME, Aug. 2011
Nearly 50 million Americans now live in homes containing at least two adult generations, up from 28 million in 1980.
$37.7 billion: amount US workers lose each year waiting for repairs, installations or deliveries, which is 11 hours and 37 minutes or $243 per worker per year.
—TIME, Nov. 2011
In 2008, more than half of the world’s assets were owned by the richest 2 percent of adults, while the bottom half of the world adult population owned only 1 percent of wealth.
55 percentage of Americans who believe they could live comfortably on something less than $75,000 a year. One in four say they would need a six-figure income, slightly more than the 16% already making that. Among gender/age groups, the gap between current and ideal income is greatest for younger women.
1 in 7: Ratio of people in the U.S. who receive help from the federal government to put food on the table.
In 2010, 15.8 percent of black Americans were unemployed, 8.5 percent of white Americans were unemployed.
634.74: number of points the Dow Jones industrial average fell on Aug. 8 after the US debt downgrade; it was the largest one-day point drop since Dec. 2008.
—TIME, Aug. 22 2011
133,000: number of jobs the US auto industry has added since its 2009 low point.
—TIME, Sept. 2011
Wage Gap: full-time working women in America earned only 82.2% of men's median weekly earnings last year, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Women earned less than men in almost all occupations.
—The Economist, April 2012
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