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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.
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.
About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government
One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market.
The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930
By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.
43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011
This statistic is up from just under 30 percent in 2005.
3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits
Spending through the tax code resulted in nearly twice the poverty reduction as SNAP and TANF spending.