Number of the Day: August 2013

Friday, Aug. 30, 2013
$17,000 - The annual earnings gap between Louisiana workers with at least a bachelor’s degree and those without one. (Source: State of Working Louisiana 2013)

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
1 percent - The inflation-adjusted change in the typical Louisiana worker’s wages from 1979 to 2012. (Source: State of Working Louisiana 2013)

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
2.1 percent - The change in housing prices in Louisiana between 2011 and 2012 (Source: Moody’s Analytics)

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
54 – The maximum number of weeks a Louisiana resident can file for unemployment insurance (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013
49 percent – The percent of Louisiana school districts that are currently under federal desegregation orders. (Source: The Alexandria Town Talk)

Friday, Aug. 23, 2013
36.24 percent - The portion of the Louisiana state budget that came from federal grants in fiscal year 2012. (Source: Congressional Research Service and NASBO)

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
Aug.-22-NOTD

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013
$15,080 – The annual salary of a full time, minimum wage worker in Louisiana, which is below the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 poverty threshold for a family of one adult and two children under 18. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
$6.7 million - The amount of money remaining in the Louisiana Mega-Project Development Fund, down from $150 million when Gov. Bobby Jindal took office in 2008 (Source: The Lens)

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
$800,000 - The amount of taxpayer dollars spent to promote Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax shift proposal (Source: The Advocate)

Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
134 percent – The growth of Louisiana’s natural gas production between 2005 and 2011 (Source: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council via Nola.com)

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
$323 million - The amount the state must repay to the Budget Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund, by July 1, 2015 (Source: The Lens)

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
52.2 - The percent of Louisiana renters whose rent is greater than 30 percent of their household income. (Source: AARP)

Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
$205 million - The amount of money Louisiana payday loan borrowers paid in interest and fees for 4.1 million transactions in 2008 (Source: Louisiana Budget Project)

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Aug.-12-NOTD

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013
33 - The percent of Louisiana households who rented in December 2012

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013
71,000 - the number of unemployed Louisianans who risk losing their federal food assistance under a new food stamp bill by U.S. House Republicans (Source: CBPP)

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013
$45,918,909 - Louisiana’s net economic loss in 2011 due to payday lending interest payments (Source: Insight Center for Community and Economic Development)

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
32.2 percent - The poverty rate for Louisiana children less than five-years-old. (Source: Child Welfare League of America)

Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
22.1 percent - The portion of the average Louisiana family’s income spent on health insurance premiums in 2011. (Source: The Commonwealth Fund)

Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
60.9 percent - Growth in the number of women-owned businesses in Louisiana over the last 15 years.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
265,855 - The number of Louisiana children with pre-existing health conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, who can no longer be denied for health insurance coverage.

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