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

Number of heroin deaths last year for the state medical examiner district that includes Orlando: 30

Heroin deaths last year for the district centered around Miami: 31

Heroin deaths last year in Pinellas and Pasco counties combined: 16

Heroin deaths last year in Hillsborough County: 3

Average annual salary in Hillsborough County: $25,600

Rank of Hillsborough County's average annual salary among the state's seven largest counties: 5th

Percentage of Hillsborough County students who passed the math portion of the state High School Competency Test in the 1995-96 school year: 87

Percentage of Hillsborough students who passed the math portion of the competency test in the 1996-97 school year, after standards for passing were raised: 86

Preliminary unemployment rate, in percent, for Hillsborough County in December: 3.2

Unemployment rate, in percent, statewide in December: 4.4

Unemployment rate, in percent, nationwide in December: 5

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SOURCES, PAGE 1B

HEROIN DEATHS: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARIES: "1996 Economic and Demographic Summary, Hillsborough County," a report of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission.

TEST SCORES: Staff report.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Florida Labor Market Trends, December 1996, a newsletter published by the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information.

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