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18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex
For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.
About 30% of young people ages 16–18 who left school without a high school diploma are working
They are disproportionately male, Hispanic, and not living with a parent. Most left school before high school or in 12th grade.
About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections
More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.
Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job
They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.
2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position
But jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow faster than overall job growth over the next 10 years.
In 2015, the average income tax refund was $2,711
Of the 126 million tax returns the IRS processed through April 17, 2015, almost three-quarters resulted in a refund.