Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
0.08%: 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.