Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Americans Employed Full-Time Work 47 Hour Weeks

September 2, 2014

Americans working full time work an average of 47 hours per week. Full time hourly employees work 44 hours a week. Other than a slight decline in 2003, full time employees have worked this many hours for more than a decade.



Women’s Employment Above Pre-Recession Peak

April 9, 2014

Employment levels for women have increased above their pre-recession peak, but men continue to find less employment than they did prior to the start of the recession.

from the Wall St Journal

Household Income During Childhood Versus Adulthood

March 19, 2014

Artists tend to come from wealthier families than doctors, but not as wealthy as those producing lawyers and financial analysts.

–from NPR

Unemployment Down to 6.6%, Participation Up .1%

February 7, 2014

The unemployment rate fell .1% in January to 6.6%. The Labor Force Participation Rate rose to 63%. There were 232,000 fewer people unemployed for more than six months and 113,000 new jobs were added. For more information, see our Report.

–data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve

Robots Coming for Routine Labor

January 23, 2014

This chart shows the probability various types of jobs will be largely automated in the next twenty years. Click through for a thorough investigation of robots and labor automation over the next few decades. In general, routine jobs will be increasingly automated, while emotional and human-judgement jobs will resist automation.

–from The Economist

US Labor Market Nearing Pre-Recession Levels

December 12, 2013

With a gain of 200,000 jobs per month, the US labor market will return to the previous peak employment level in three months. With a more modest 125,000 jobs per month it will take almost two years, but this is still an attainable gap.

–from Calculated Risk

Minimum Wage Keeps Americans Below Poverty Line

December 6, 2013

In 1968, minimum wage kept a family of three above the poverty line. In 2013, it cannot keep a family of two out of poverty. The dashed prediction is based on the new proposed minimum wage law.

The Atlantic Cities

Non-Metro Areas Experiencing No Employment Growth

November 15, 2013

There has been no employment growth in non-metro counties in the past year. Indeed, since the recovery began, suburban and rural areas have been almost entirely left out of the benefits.

–from The Washington Post

Less than One Third of Millennials Living with Parents Employed

November 6, 2013

Only 29% of millennials, those aged 18-31, who live with their parents are currently employed. In other words, This is out of the 36% of the generation who live at home. This is a substantial number of young people out of the job market.

–from MyBudget360

Middle-Wage Job Growth Slow

November 4, 2013

Wages between $14 and $21 an hour, which are considered mid-wage jobs, have not yet recovered from their 2008 downturn. This provides further evidence of an increasingly bifurcating labor market with great increases on the top and the bottom.

–from Chartporn.orgĀ