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Unemployment rates and length
of unemployment status in the US
25
0
1998 1999  2000 2001 2002 2003
2004
bottom line: unemployment rate
top line: average weeks unemployed
Source: Justice Policy
Institute
source: Economic Policy
Institute
source: US Department of
Labor
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source: US Department of
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source: Corporate Crime
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Service sector jobs created in
April 2004 by industry
total service sector jobs
created:211,000 77% of jobs
created in April 2005 274,000 total
jobs created:
monthly growth rate of 0.21%
8,800   real
estate
11,700   warehouse
17,300   
temporary
28,000   health
care
29,200   retail
47,000   building
58,000   hospitality
CEO pay as a multiple
of
average worker pay
600

500


400

300


200


100

0
1980  1990  2000   2001  2002  
2003
US CEO's pay rose 313 percent
from 1990 to 2003
corporate profits gained 128
percent
during the same period
Share of all workers
earning
poverty-level hourly
wages
2003


2000



1995


1990


1980
%   0     10   20     30    40    
50
top 5 and bottom 5 states
total number of federal public
corruption convictions from 1993 to
2002 per 100,000 residents
0.52-NE

0.59-OR

0.86-NH

0.95-IA

0.97-CO
5.26-IL

6.06-AK

7.05-LA

7.09-ND

7.48-MS