The net worth of America’s 400 richest people, up 8% in 2010.
people don’t have a job, equal to the population of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago combined.
3 million more have just stopped looking for jobs after a year because they can’t find one.
— NPR/Bureau of Labor Statistics
1 in 7
The number of poor people estimated in the US.
— US Census
The number of American households likely to lose their homes this year.
The number of homes repossessed by lenders since the recession began in December 2007.
The number of properties receiving a foreclosure-related warning in August 2010. That’s one in every 381 homes.
Number of properties repossessed by banks in August 2010.
The percentage of 1.3 million homeowners who have dropped out of the US government’s HAMP mortgage mod program. Only 15% of them have advanced to actual foreclosure.
— US Gov’t
Consumers who say its okay to walk away from a home loan. Another 17% said it depends on the circumstances.
— Pew Research Center
The number of mortgage modifications BofA claims to have completed, including 80,000 in August alone.
— Bank of America