Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay
Women, the underemployed, and people with low incomes or financially dependent children are more likely to have repayment anxiety.
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.
In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion
Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.
Women’s real median compensation grew by 73% from 1979 to 2013
During that same period, men’s real median compensation grew by only 13 percent.
Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy was valued at
$290 million in 2007
In 2007, Atlanta’s underground sex economy was nearly 2.5 times bigger than the 2013 payroll of the Atlanta Falcons.
Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50
But the trajectory of the earnings gap is shifting. For those born between 1970 and 1974, it was that high at age 32.