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  • Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Greatest Effect on States with Lower Costs of Living July 26, 2016 Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Greatest Effect on States with Lower Costs of Living

    national-15-hour-minimum-wage-xzytzsxtyxDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Raising Minimum Starting Wages to $15 per Hour Would Eliminate Seven Million Jobs," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Real Personal Income for States

  • Minimum Wage Hike Would Significantly Increase the Cost of Employment July 26, 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Would Significantly Increase the Cost of Employment

    national-15-hour-minimum-wage-xzytzsxtyxDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Raising Minimum Starting Wages to $15 per Hour Would Eliminate Seven Million Jobs," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.Under current law, the average minimum cost of employing a full-time worker will be $12.84 per hour in 2021. If the federal

  • National Minimum Wage Law Would Cover One-Third of Workers July 26, 2016 National Minimum Wage Law Would Cover One-Third of Workers

    national-15-hour-minimum-wage-xzytzsxtyxDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Raising Minimum Starting Wages to $15 per Hour Would Eliminate Seven Million Jobs," by James Sherk.VIEW all graphics for this report.Currently, minimum wage laws apply to about 6 percent of all wage and salary workers. If the federal minimum wage were

  • Soybean Crop Increasingly Used for Biodiesel July 25, 2016 Soybean Crop Increasingly Used for Biodiesel

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Figures are for marketing year, October–September.SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “Soybean Oil Supply, Disappearance and Share of

  • Corn and Ethanol Prices July 25, 2016 Corn and Ethanol Prices

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “U.S. Bioenergy Statistics: Data Set,” Table 14. “Fuel Ethanol, Corn and Gasoline Prices, by Month,” 1982–2015,

  • Top Ethanol Producers and Consumers July 25, 2016 Top Ethanol Producers and Consumers

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “State Energy Data System (SEDS),” https://www.eia.gov/state/seds/seds-data-complete.cfm (accessed April 10, 2016).MAP 1 • BG

  • Ethanol Use as Fuel Additive July 25, 2016 Ethanol Use as Fuel Additive

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.SOURCE: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Petroleum and Other Liquids: U.S. Oxygenate Plant Production of Fuel Ethanol,” 1985–2014,

  • Energy Use in Transportation Sector July 25, 2016 Energy Use in Transportation Sector

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Some figures between 1950 and 2010 are interpolated. SOURCES: U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Transportation Sector Energy Consumption,” 1950–2014,

  • How Corn Is Used July 25, 2016 How Corn Is Used

    biofuels-xzytzsxuyyDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Eliminate Favorable Treatment of Biofuels," by Nicolas D. Loris.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Figures are for marketing year, September–August. source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, “U.S. Bioenergy Statistics: Data Set,” Table 5. “Corn

  • A Lighter Workload During College Years July 19, 2016 A Lighter Workload During College Years

    college-student-time-use-xzytzsyqyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Big Debt, Little Study: What Taxpayers Should Know About College Students’ Time Use," by Lindsey Burke, Jamie Bryan Hall, and Mary Clare Reim.VIEW all graphics for this report.On average, 19-year-olds spend 26 hours a week on education and work, far fewer than

  • College Students Enjoy Large Surplus of Leisure Time Over Education July 19, 2016 College Students Enjoy Large Surplus of Leisure Time Over Education

    college-student-time-use-xzytzsyqyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Big Debt, Little Study: What Taxpayers Should Know About College Students’ Time Use," by Lindsey Burke, Jamie Bryan Hall, and Mary Clare Reim.VIEW all graphics for this report.NOTE: Leisure includes sports, excercise, and recreation. Source: Bureau of Labor

  • How Average Full-Time College Students Spend Their Days July 19, 2016 How Average Full-Time College Students Spend Their Days

    college-student-time-use-xzytzsyqyuDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Big Debt, Little Study: What Taxpayers Should Know About College Students’ Time Use," by Lindsey Burke, Jamie Bryan Hall, and Mary Clare Reim.VIEW all graphics for this report.Note: Figures do not sum to 24 hours due to rounding. Source: Bureau of Labor

  • Public Debt at 66 Year High July 14, 2016 Public Debt at 66 Year High

    DOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Grim Budget Projections Show Need for More Congressional Action, Less Rhetoric," by Justin Bogie.Due to unchecked federal spending, publicly held federal debt is at its highest level since World War II and is projected to nearly double in 30 years.Source: Congressional Budget Office.Tags:

  • More Fruits and Vegetables Are Being Imported to the U.S. July 11, 2016 More Fruits and Vegetables Are Being Imported to the U.S.

    ag-free-trade-xzytzsyyysDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Promoting Free Trade in Agriculture," by Scott Lincicome.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: Congressional Research Service, “The U.S. Trade Situation for Fruit and Vegetable Products,” January 15, 2014, p. 13, https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34468.pdf (accessed

  • U.S. Maintains High Barriers to Agricultural Trade July 11, 2016 U.S. Maintains High Barriers to Agricultural Trade

    ag-free-trade-xzytzsyyysDOWNLOAD a high-resolution version of this graphic.Read the original report, "Promoting Free Trade in Agriculture," by Scott Lincicome.VIEW all graphics for this report.Source: World Trade Organization, Tariff Analysis Online, https://tao.wto.org/ (accessed April 6, 2016). CHART 4 • BG 3136Tags: agriculture, free-trade, exports, imports