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White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.

Source: 2013, Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data
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In developing countries, 50% to 70% of local government expenses are wages for employees

In developing countries, 50 to 70% of local government expenses are wages for employees

This, paired with absent employees and poor performance, can lead to inefficient local government organization.

Source: 2012, Making Decentralization Work in Developed Countries
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LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20 to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.

Source: 2013, Youth Count! Process Study
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76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012

76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012

46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.

Source: 2012, SNAP’s Role in the Great Recession and Beyond
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The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

Weak job growth after the recession has contributed to historically high rates of long-term (more than six months) unemployment.

Source: 2013, Responding to Long-Term Unemployment
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0.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

The ACA’s employer mandate will not significantly expand coverage, and it may even have negative effects on low-wage workers.

Source: 2014, Why Not Just Eliminate the Employer Mandate?
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