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2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment
Only 36 percent of kids with unemployed parents live in families receiving unemployment insurance.
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.
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.
In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion
Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.
In Dallas County, revocation rates for black probationers were 55% higher than white probationers
In every study site, black probationers had substantially higher odds of revocation than white or Hispanic probationers.
Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences
Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.