Numbers: Aug. 13, 2001

SPARE A DIME? The U.S. jobless rate is stable at 4.5%, but other signs of woe persist

11,594 Total number of homeless children who stayed in N.Y.C. shelters in the past six months, surpassing the peak levels of the 1980s

$51 billion Amount U.S. government will have to borrow to cover the income-tax refund, because of the economic slump

6.8% Decline in U.S. corporate profits from last quarter

Sources: Associated Press, New York Times, www.whitehouse.gov

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