Posts tagged United States
"The government is the primary lender for students who borrow for college, but it relies on 8 outside contractors to service its $1.3 trillion portfolio."
"U.S. employers added a scant 20,000 jobs in February 2019, far below forecasts of 180,000."
"The maternal death rate in the U.S. has nearly doubled over the last three decades; in Finland they've cut it in half."
"An average 83 per 10,000 public educators quit in the first 10 months of 2018, the highest rate on record."
"Most of the smuggled marijuana as well as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines comes through the 52 legal ports of entry on the U.S. and Mexico border."
"In the U.S., 47 children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention every day."
"70% of the firearms seized in Mexico between 2009-2014 originated in the U.S."
"Washington ranks as America’s 4th “Rattiest City...” That’s up one spot from the previous year and just behind L.A. and N.Y.; Chicago has been ranked No. 1 for 4 consecutive years."
"There are 500,000 elected offices, less than 1/3 are held by women."