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Occupy Wall Street: Where's our share?

October 27, 2011: 5:00 AM ET

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FORTUNE -- Operation Occupy Wall Street, which started with a handful of protesters in New York City's Zuccotti Park on Sept. 17, has spread to scores of cities around the world and attracted hundreds of thousands. While the protesters in the U.S. haven't put forth a clear agenda, their growing numbers suggest that many Americans are unhappy with the economic status quo. --Anne VanderMey

By the numbers:

$300,000: The amount of money estimated to have been raised by demonstrators in New York City from donations to their websites. That doesn't include the 30 or so pizzas donated daily.

1,529,000: Number of manufacturing jobs lost since 2008, an 11.5% drop.

100+: How many jobs hedge fund titan John Paulson said he'd created when arguing that New Yorkers should support "our most successful businesses" instead of "vilifying" them.

This article is from the November 7, 2011 issue of Fortune.

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