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

SOURCE: Pew Internet/American Life Project Leadership
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