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IN 1949.... By The Numbers

 TOPIC 1949 Present
Life Expectancy 68 years 77.8 years
U.S. Population 149, 188,130 301,139,947
U.S. Federal Debt $252.6 billion $10.6 trillion
Unemployment Rate 3.8 %  4.8%
Cost of First-class postage stamp 3 cents 41 cents
Minimum Wage %0.70 $6.55
Average Cost of New Car $1,420 $27,800
Average Cost of New House $7,450 $313,600

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