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$3.34

The amount that thousands of people with disabilities earn per hour for doing jobs like bagging newspapers or wrapping silverware in napkins. A 1938 labor law has made it possible for people with disabilities to earn less than minimum wage, but now many are trying to change that.

September 18, 2020
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100 million

The number of COVID-19 tests that U.S. manufacturers are hoping to produce each month by the end of this year. However, some worry that increased production of these cheap tests will impact the accuracy of the results.

September 17, 2020
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407,024

The number of people this year that have registered to vote on Snapchat, a video-based social media app. The “Register to Vote” feature was announced by the company last month.

September 16, 2020
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6,700

The number of Mecklenburg County, N.C., residents incorrectly notified that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said that the messages went out due to a software glitch.

September 15, 2020
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2030

The year by which Uber will use solely all-electric vehicles for its ride-hailing trips in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The company plans to be entirely emission-free by 2040.

September 14, 2020
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56%

The proportion of Americans ages 18 through 34 that say they have felt isolated sometime within the past month, according to a recent survey. As the coronavirus takes a toll on young Americans’ mental health, 25 percent of young adults believe that their mental health is fair or poor.

September 11, 2020
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46%

The proportion of households in America that reported serious financial pain during the pandemic. This financial struggle is also more pronounced in Latino and Black households.

September 10, 2020
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19%

The positive test rate of South Dakota last week, currently one of the highest coronavirus infection rates in the country. Iowa and North Dakota have also revealed themselves as hot spots in recent weeks, with positive test rates of 15 and 18 percent, respectively.

September 9, 2020
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49.5%

The rate at which Alaskans are self-responding to the 2020 Census by computer, phone or mail as of Sept. 1, the lowest of all 50 states. The national self-response rate is 63 percent.

September 8, 2020
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100

The number of consecutive days that Portland, Ore., has had protests over racial injustice.

September 4, 2020
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11

The number of states with a higher proportion of workers receiving unemployment benefits last week than the July unemployment rate, which could signify an increase in unemployment.

September 3, 2020
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