Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake.

February 19, 2011 

200 The percentage of increased risk of overnight hospitalizations, asthma episodes and injuries or poisonings for children of working mothers over children of stay-at-home moms

10,000 The number of state jobs targeted for elimination in Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget

$7,886 What is spent on each Wake County public school student

$8,446 The state average on per-pupil spending

$950,000 The amount of federal funds that Wake school board member John Tedesco proposes to spend on four low-achieving schools

32 The number of new schools that Wake County is projected to need by 2020

$2.4 billion The current estimate for the state budget deficit for the next fiscal year, down from $3.7 billion

46:24.09 How long the winning couple in a kissathon in Thailand locked lips

$225,000 What it has cost the town of Cary to try to remove a homeowner's protest sign

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