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It Figures 11/02

Security changes since 9/11, spending by young shoppers and more

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1 in 70

U.S. households filed for personal bankruptcy last tax season.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau/BankruptcyData.com

More than

1

MILLION

U.S. small and midsized businesses-

114%

more than last year-use business processing automation applications, for tasks such as managing sales or customer inventory. SOURCE: TrueCareers

The number of people in North America with at least $1 million in assets rose 1.8 percent to

2.22

MILLION

last year.

SOURCE: Merrill Lynch and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

Up to

30%

of the e-mail U.S. businesses receive is spam.

SOURCE: MessageLabs

48%

of small businesses with Web sites exchange e-mail with customers several times a day.

SOURCE: The Gallup Organization

The number of workers 65 and older looking for work is up

7%

over last year.

SOURCE: American Association of Retired Persons

80%

of boomers believe they will continue to work during retirement.

SOURCE: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

JUST IN CASE
  SINCE 9/11 small businesses have made a number of security changes in the workplace:


SOURCE: Pew Internet/American Life Project Leadership
 

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