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Percentage of females working outside the home=20.4% (more than 1 in 5)
Los Angeles population=102,489
Average annual worker wage=$400-500
Average annual unskilled worker in the North=$460
Average annual unskilled worker in the South=$300
Average annual Boston shop girls=$250-300
Average annual Southern cotton mill worker wage=$312
A 1900 dollar=$7.50 dollars in 1977 dollars
Out of a population of 76 million, at least 10 million were poor, 4 million of whom were dependent upon public charity.
US government budget was +/- $500,000. National debt=$1.25 billion.