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51% of out-of-school working youth work 40 weeks of the year or more

During working weeks, these youth work an average of 31 hours.

Source: 2015, Dropping Out and Clocking In
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By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

During the housing crisis, Las Vegas saw the highest levels of foreclosure and price collapse of any American metro.

Source: 2013, Investors and Housing Markets in Las Vegas: A Case Study
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In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school

That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay

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.

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters

Extremely low-income renters

Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.

Source: 2015, The Housing Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters in 2013
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64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs     

64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs

After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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