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Hard Numbers – The US Edition

10.9 million: This summer, the United States became the world’s largest crude oil producer for the first time since 1973, according to the Energy Information Agency. EIA estimates that US crude oil production averaged 10.9 million barrels per day in August.

22,000: The United States is on track to take in 22,000 refugees in 2018, a quarter the number admitted in 2016, the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency. That’s the lowest total in four decades.

37: The Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats in November’s midterm elections to take majority control of the House of Representatives. Gallup wrote this week that, in its polling history, “presidents with job approval ratings below 50% have seen their party lose 37 House seats, on average, in midterm elections… Donald Trump [now] has a 40% job approval rating.”

13.7: The share of foreign-born people living in the US has reached its highest point since 1910. The foreign-born population stood at 13.7 percent in 2017. That’s 44.5 million people.


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