By the Numbers: Consumed Day 3
The number of people working part-time jobs in the U.S. who’d like to be employed full-time. (BLS)
Median total debt of households with head of household under 35. That’s down from $21,912 in 2007. (Pew)
The hourly federal minimum wage, as of July 2009. (Dept. of Labor)
Share of 25 year olds with student debt as of quarter 4, 2012. In Q4 of 2007, that figure was just 31%. (NY Fed)
The share of U.S. workers who are working part-time. When the recession began, that figure was 16.9 percent. It rose sharply in 2008 and 2009, and hasn’t fallen much since then. (Economix)
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