*From 1975 to 2000, the labor force participation rate of mothers with children under age 18 rose from 47% to a peak of 73%.
*If the number of Americans that “wanted jobs” was
the same today as it was back in 2007, the “official” unemployment rate
put out by the U.S. government would be up to 11%.
*9 in 10 American workers are not expecting salary increases that match the rising costs of goods. June 2011 American Pulse™ Survey
*20% of the U.S. working adult population (26.2 million) in 2010 were
tele-workers: 51% of the workers were age 35-54, 42% were age 18-34, 56%
were men, 44% were college graduates.
*The White House's salary budget contracted slightly in 2011, from $38.8
million to $37.1 million for 454 employees. The average salary also
dropped from $82,721 to $81,765, which is still 65% above the
average household income.
*The top personal attributes employers say would make them less likely to extend a promotion include:
• Piercings – 37 percent
• Bad breath – 34 percent
• Visible tattoo – 31 percent
• Often has wrinkled clothes – 31 percent
• Messy hair – 29 percent
• Dresses too casually – 28 percent
• Too much perfume or cologne – 26 percent
• Too much makeup – 22 percent
• Messy office or cubicle – 19 percent
• Chewed fingernails – 10 percent
• Too suntanned – 4 percent
*BLS says that on the days that they worked, 24% of employed persons did
some or all of their work at home.
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