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QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX // Our times as told by statistics

Number of pounds that Lenny Brown of Panama City has lost in the six weeks since he checked into the Transitional Hospital of Tampa in an attempt to shed some of the 700-plus pounds that were endangering his health: 160

Hillsborough County's unemployment rate, in percent, in February: 4.3

Florida's unemployment rate, in percent, in February: 5.3

The nation's unemployment rate, in percent, in February: 6

Vehicle thefts in Hillsborough County, 1994: 16,869

Vehicle thefts in Hillsborough County, 1995: 10,519

Adult cases of AIDS per 100,000 people in Hillsborough County: 435

Adult cases of AIDS per 100,000 people statewide: 483

Total sales at book stores in Hillsborough County, 1994: $43.9-million

Total sales at book stores in Hillsborough, 1995: $54-million

Quality of Life, 1B

Weight loss: Staff report.

Unemployment: Florida Labor Market Trends, February 1996, a newsletter published by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information. Hillsborough's 4.3 percent unemployment rate in February was the same as a year ago, but was lower than January's 5 percent jobless rate.

Vehicle thefts: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

AIDS: "The Florida AIDS, STD and TB Monthly Surveillance Report," February 1996, published by the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State Health Office, Office of Disease Intervention. The ratios are based on the number of adult cases of AIDS per 100,000 people older than 14.

Sales at book stores: Florida Department of Revenue.

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