POPULAR INDICES: [United States][Dogs][Economy][Jobs][China]
HARPER'S RECOMMENDS: [China][censorship][jobs][elections]

Estimated number of new secretarial jobs that will be created by 1990: 700000

Estimated number of new secretarial jobs that will be created by 1990: 700000

Computer-programming jobs: 112,000

Computer-programming jobs: 112,000

Number of local-government jobs lost since 2010

Number of local-government jobs lost since 2010

Portion of those jobs that were in education: 3/4

Portion of those jobs that were in education: 3/4

New jobs that were created in 1983: 3,800,000

New jobs that were created in 1983: 3,800,000

Percentage of the 417,000 jobs Bush says have been created this year that were government-financed summer jobs: 40

Percentage of the 417,000 jobs Bush says have been created this year that were government-financed summer jobs: 40

Ratio of the number of jobs created to jobs lost in U.S. communities where military bases have closed since 1961: 5:3

Ratio of the number of jobs created to jobs lost in U.S. communities where military bases have closed since 1961: 5:3

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