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Monday numbers

[1] 2—rank of North Carolina among the 50 states with the highest percentage of workers who earn below a poverty level wage (“Prosperity Watch Issue 65, No. 1: The Working Poor make up one-third of the North Carolina workforce, N.C Budget & Tax Center, September 13, 2016)

30—percent of workers in North Carolina’s smaller cities who earn poverty wages (Ibid)

20—percentage of North Carolina families who don’t earn enough to pay for basic necessities like food, medicine, and housing (“Learn the facts that proponents of more tax cuts often ignore,” Progressive Pulse, April 8, 2017)

630,000—number of households in North Carolina in which people do not get enough food to eat (Ibid)

8—rank of North Carolina among the states with the highest levels of food insecure households (Ibid)

120,000—number of North Carolina workers who were paid at or below the minimum wage in 2015 (Ibid)

4.4—percent chance a child born in Charlotte in the bottom 20 percent of income distribution will make it into the top 20 percent (Ibid)

50—rank of Charlotte among the nation’s 50 largest cities in economic mobility of its residents (“Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South,” The Atlantic, April 4, 2017)

86—amount in cents that women in North Carolina are paid for every dollar earned by men (Ibid)

78—amount in cents that African-American women in North Carolina are paid for every dollar earned by men (Ibid)

1 billion—estimated amount in dollars of loss of state revenue over the next two years if the latest Senate tax plan becomes law (“Still walking the path to zero: The Senate tax plan will harm North Carolina’s goal of building a stronger, inclusive economy, N.C. Budget & Tax Center, March 2017)

50—estimated percent of Senate tax cut proposal that will be received by the top 20 percent of income earners in North Carolina (Ibid)

20,119—amount in dollars of the average annual tax cut the top one percent of income earners will receive since 2013 if the latest Senate tax plan becomes law (Ibid)

15—amount in dollars of the average annual tax cut the bottom 20 percent of income earners will receive since 2013 if the latest Senate tax plan becomes law (Ibid)