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The numbers for May 3, 2013: Jobs numbers and $1 tacos

Katie Long May 3, 2013

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7.5%

The unemployment rate as of April 2013. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations, and to its lowest since December 2008. The labor department also revised February and March to 332,000 and 138,000 jobs added, respectively. (Marketplace.org)

2

The number of operating systems being tested by Pentagon security experts for security vulnerabilities. After an evaluation, the Department of Defense approved two new OSs: Blackberry 10 and the Knox version of Android on many Samsung phones. (Yahoo News)

295,781

The number of Twitter followers (and counting) accumulated to date by “The Oracle from Omaha” since joining the social network. His first tweet, “Warren is in the House,” came ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting this weekend. (@WarrenBuffett@WarrenBuffet)

4

The number of STD tests the new health-sharing app Qpid suggests you get … and then share with the world! Maybe too social? (Qpid.me)

28%

The jump in suicide rates for middle-aged Americans this decade. (NYTimes)

$1

As if Doritos flavored taco shells aren’t enough to entice you, Taco Bell says it is working on a new “low-end” menu. The new $1 menu will be tested in Sacramento and Kansas City. (BusinessInsider)

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