Notable numbers: Ukraine GDP per person, NC job numbers, higher education costs

March 28, 2014 

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  • Notable numbers

    Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

    $6,394 The GDP per person in Ukraine in 2012

    25 The percentage decrease in the past 25 years

    $17,000 The average GDP per person in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, former Communist neighbors of Ukraine now joined with the

    European Union

    540 The percentage increase in the cost of a higher education from 1985 to 2013

    286 The percentage increase in medical costs over the same period

    121 The percentage increase of inflation over the same period

    $8 billion What N.C. State, William Peace University, Meredith College, St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Wake Tech contribute to Wake County’s economy

    205,000 The number of jobs those campuses contribute

    43 The percentage of all jobs in Wake County that number represents

    15 million The number of cubic yards of earth that slid down a Washington state mountain

    3 million The number of dump truck loads of dirt that amount represents

    49 The number of homes in the slide’s path

    70,000 The number of jobs created in North Carolina between January 2013 and January 2014, a period Gov. Pat McCrory calls the ‘Carolina Comeback’

    66,000 The number of jobs created in North Carolina between January 2012 and January 2013

    74,000 The number of jobs created between January 2011 and January 2012

    71,000 The reduction in total payroll positions in North Carolina since December 2007

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

$6,394 The GDP per person in Ukraine in 2012

25 The percentage decrease in the past 25 years

$17,000 The average GDP per person in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, former Communist neighbors of Ukraine now joined with the

European Union

540 The percentage increase in the cost of a higher education from 1985 to 2013

286 The percentage increase in medical costs over the same period

121 The percentage increase of inflation over the same period

$8 billion What N.C. State, William Peace University, Meredith College, St. Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Wake Tech contribute to Wake County’s economy

205,000 The number of jobs those campuses contribute

43 The percentage of all jobs in Wake County that number represents

15 million The number of cubic yards of earth that slid down a Washington state mountain

3 million The number of dump truck loads of dirt that amount represents

49 The number of homes in the slide’s path

70,000 The number of jobs created in North Carolina between January 2013 and January 2014, a period Gov. Pat McCrory calls the ‘Carolina Comeback’

66,000 The number of jobs created in North Carolina between January 2012 and January 2013

74,000 The number of jobs created between January 2011 and January 2012

71,000 The reduction in total payroll positions in North Carolina since December 2007

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