Category Archives: Statistics

Supervisor Support Critical to Employee Well-Being

According to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association, individuals without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year. In addition, this article reports that for working Americans without supervisor support, less than half (48 percent) say they are motivated to do their best at work (vs. 88 percent who report having supervisor support), 39 percent are satisfied with their job (vs. 86 percent), 16 percent Read the rest

Workers in 19 States Start the New Year with Higher Minimum Wages

At the start of the new year, 19 states increased their minimum wages — improving the pay of over 4.3 million workers. Increases range from a low of five cents to a high of almost two dollars. This article details the percentages of workers who are affected in each state. It also includes a table showing which states have increased their minimum wage, what the new minimum amounts are, and a wage tracker which allows you to compare minimum wages Read the rest

Survey Says…. Majority of Professionals Support Unionization at Work

Late last year the Department for Professional Employees (DPE) AFL-CIO sponsored a survey where more than 1,000 professional employees not currently represented by a labor union were interviewed. According to this report, they found that 56 percent of those surveyed approve of having a union at their workplace. The survey also showed that most professionals (61 percent) would support coming together in union to receive better salaries and raises. They also believe that union representation would improve Read the rest

EPI Launches State of Working America Data Library

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released the State of Working America Data Library, which provides researchers, media, and the public with easily accessible, up-to-date, and comprehensive historical data on the American labor force. Compiled from EPI analysis of government data sources, the Data Library provides a clearinghouse of EPI’s best data to help people interested in the labor force answer questions, ask new ones, and find solutions. Use it to research wages, inequality, and other economic indicators over time Read the rest

Female Leadership Rates Remain Low, Despite Equity in Skills

When it comes to driving business, the genders score pretty much the same in terms of abilities. But research suggests that gender equality in leadership remains far from equal. According to this article by Fast Company, women still have more trouble breaking out of lower-level leadership jobs.… Read the rest

Track Minimum-Wage Increases Across the Country

The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 per hour since 2009. In the absence of action at the national level, many states and localities have raised their own minimum wages.  Stay up to date on rapidly changing state and local minimum wages with the Economic Policy Institute’s minimum-wage tracker. The interactive map, which is updated as laws change, displays the current minimum wage and tipped minimum wage in each state, and shows which cities and counties have … Read the rest

When You Bring Work Stress Home, Your Children Are Affected

According to the Harvard Business Review, a new report from Project: Time Off says that 80% of children have noticed that their parents are bringing work stress home. This stress has a big impact on children’s wellbeing. While only 19% of the children in a survey of more than 700 children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old said that they are typically in a good mood on an average day, on days that their parents took Read the rest

Jobs Report Shows Solid and Widespread Growth

The latest Employment Situation report shows that with the addition of 211,000 jobs in November, the economy continues to recover at a steady clip. The U.S. Department of Labor’s blog explains that it was the 69th consecutive month of private sector job growth, to the tune of 13.7 million jobs created – the longest streak on record. For the first time since 1999, the U.S. is on track to have back-to-back years of average monthly job growth over 200,000 jobs.Read the rest

Survey Says: Workers Super-Stressed Over Finances – Especially Retirement Savings

American workers appear to be stressed out over their finances.  According to HRDive.com, a survey which was commissioned by John Hancock Retirement Plan Services found that 75% of people have experienced moderate to high stress in the last six months, with 66% saying their finances cause stress. Of that group, 61% say the stress manifests itself psychologically or physically.Read the rest

Labor Day 2015: 18 Numbers That Show Why American Workers Really Need a Break

Yesterday, September 7th, was Labor Day.  It is a day set aside in the United States to celebrate social and economic achievements of American workers.  The authors of this article decided to take this time to gather some research and sum up how American workers are faring.  They provide an interesting statistical portrait of the American workforce.Read the rest