STATISTICS: The Figurama

The U.S. has many things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day—and many things to worry about. Some of them were recorded in figures:

Workers

Factory workers were earning an all-time high of $70.80 a week, up $5.39 a week (or 9¢ an hour) over 1951. The average factory work week was 41½ hours, up one hour from last year.

Farmers

The U.S. crop seemed to be the second best in history, below only the record of 1948. The total of crops and livestock production together is expected to be the highest ever. In the past fiscal year, 211,299 more farms...

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