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Notable numbers: Walmart jobs, lying politicians and drones

Americans will purchase 700,000 drones during this year’s holiday season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
Americans will purchase 700,000 drones during this year’s holiday season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. AFP/Getty Images

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

400,000 The number of U.S. jobs eliminated or displaced because of Walmart’s imports from China between 2001 and 2013

$49 billion The amount of Chinese imports to Walmart in 2013

$324 billion The amount of the U.S. trade deficit with China that year

3,690 The number of new students Wake County public schools added 2010-2011

637 The number of students that private schools, home schools and charter schools in the county added the same year

1,884 The number of new students Wake public schools added 2014-2015

3,357 The number that private schools, home schools and charter schools added

51 The percentage of votes cast for Democrats in U.S. House races in North Carolina in 2012

31 The percentage of seats won by Democrats

84 The percentage of statements by Ben Carson since 2007, as fact-checked by PolitiFact, that were mostly false, false or pants-on-fire false

76 The percentage for Donald Trump

66 The percentage for Ted Cruz

40 For Marco Rubio

32 For Jeb Bush

28 For both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

26 For President Obama

700,000 The number of drones that Americans will purchase during this year’s holiday season, according to the Consumer Electronics Association

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