STATISTICS: The Figurama

Year-end inventories brought some interesting figures. Among them:


Strikes involving 3½ million workers cost the U.S. 55 million man-days of work last year (22.9 million in 1951). The 55-day steel strike starting last June accounted for 23.8 million man-days, two-fifths of the total lost.


For the second national election in a row, Utah (pop. 709,000) outranked other states in percentage of voter turnout (80%). Runners-up: Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire, Rhode Island. In the whole U.S., 63% of the population over 21 went to the polls.


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