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By The Numbers

She super likes me, she super likes me not

Marketplace Staff Oct 1, 2015
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$1.25 a day

That’s where the extreme poverty line currently cuts off. Set by the World Bank, that number takes into consideration people’s ability to buy food for themselves around the world. But that number is expected to shift up to $1.90, accounting for the fact that cell phones and motorbikes have become integral to life in developing nations.

$750 a month

That’s how much sheepherders in Colorado generally get paid for work that is often grueling, and sometimes in inclement weather. Like in many other states, the sheepherders here are often immigrant guest workers with H2-A visas. And over the last two decades, their pay has only been raised $50. Now, the state is looking to raise their minimum pay to $2,400 a month. That has some in the sheep industry worried about the increase in costs to run their businesses.

15 percent

That’s how much less likely a woman is than a man to be promoted to the next level at their company. That’s according to a new study by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. In a survey of 30,000 people, large gaps were found in gender representation at various companies — a problem that was seen to get worse the higher up in ranks. Also among the findings: 90 percent of workers, both women and men, felt that taking advantage of family leave offered by their employer would hurt their stance at the company.

1 super like

That’s how many users of Tinder will get per day as part of a new feature on the dating app. When a user takes advantage of their “super like” on a person they’re interested in, the super liked party will see a badge on the profile of the user, indicating that they have been, you know, super liked.

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