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New Numbers On Child Labor Are Not Encouraging

A report from the U.N.'s International Labour Organization looks at how many children work, what kind of jobs they perform — and how to stop it.
A Bangladeshi child works in a brick-breaking yard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 3, 2017. The broken bricks are mixed in with concrete. Typically working barefoot and with rough utensils, a child worker earns less than $2 a day. Source: Mehedi Hasan

The latest statistics on child labor are in — and they're not encouraging.

An estimated 152 million children around the globe are doing work that prevents them from getting an education or that's harmful to their health. That's almost 1 in 10 children worldwide.

The figures, which cover 2016, were in a report

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