Closing Numbers

Closing Numbers
$857
Median amount earned weekly by U.S. workers 25 years and older
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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4,338
Number of U.S. facilities offering spectator sports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

62.2
Percent of U.S. individual tax returns e-filed in tax year 2007
Source: Internal Revenue Service


$13.8

Tax revenue, in billions, that the hotel, motel, and lodging industry generated in the Southeast in 2008
Source: The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation, as cited in EconSouth's article, "Vacancy Signs Dot Lodging Landscape"
Football helmet $6
Revenue, in billions, that the National Football League generated during the 2008–09 season
Source: NFL.com
69
Percentage of Americans who owned their home in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, as cited in EconSouth's article, "On the Bubble: When Real Estate's Long Haul Took a Shortcut"
$975
Salaries, in millions, paid by the plastics industry in Georgia in 2008
Source: Society of the Plastics Industry
19,670
Number of retail establishments in Alabama
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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$2.569
Amount, in trillions, of assets controlled in the United States by nonprofit organizations
Source: Internal Revenue Service

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