Consumed

By the Numbers: Consumed Day 3

Mary Dooe Jun 12, 2013

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8 million

The number of people working part-time jobs in the U.S. who’d like to be employed full-time. (BLS)

$15,473

Median total debt of households with head of household under 35. That’s down from $21,912 in 2007. (Pew)

$7.25

The hourly federal minimum wage, as of July 2009. (Dept. of Labor)

42%

Share of 25 year olds with student debt as of quarter 4, 2012. In Q4 of 2007, that figure was just 31%. (NY Fed)

19.2%

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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