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

Number of lakes larger than 1 acre inside Tampa's city limits: 0

Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough County, 1985: 24,000

Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough, 1990: 29,000

Average daily number of mass transit passengers in Hillsborough, 1993: 26,000

Unemployment rate, in percent, in Hillsborough County during April: 3.8

Unemployment rate, in percent, in Florida during April: 4.9

Unemployment rate, in percent, nationwide during April: 5.4

Airline passengers going through Tampa International Airport during May 1995: 928,279

Passengers going through Tampa International Airport this May: 1,074,999

Average daily work force at the construction site of the Tampa Bay Lightning's downtown hockey arena: 400

Quality Index sources

No big lakes: "Evaluation and Appraisal Report, Tampa Comprehensive Plan," a June 13 report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

Mass transit: "The Florida Benchmarks Report," completed in February 1996 by the Florida Commission on Government Accountability to the People.

Unemployment: Florida Labor Market Trends, April 1996, a newsletter published by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information. Hillsborough's 3.8 percent unemployment rate in April was lower than March's 3.9 percent jobless rate and April 1995's rate of 4.2 percent.

Airline passengers: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport, Monthly Activity Report for May 1996.

Arena construction: "Ice Palace Monthly Construction Report," May 1996, prepared by Morse Diesel International Inc.

Compiled by RICHARD DANIELSON

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