Useful Facts About Jobs, Worklife and the Workforce
Mull over these job facts on your 15 minute break. Some of this stuff may shock you!
-According to a Harris survey, the amount of leisure time enjoyed by the average American has shrunk 37% since 1973.
-According to a Harris survey, the average work week, including commute time, has jumped from 41 hours to nearly 47 hours since 1973.
-14% of respondents felt like striking a coworker in the past year, but did not do it - Attitudes In The American Workplace 2000 Gallup Poll
-25% of respondents felt like screaming or shouting because of job stress - Attitudes In The American Workplace 2000 Gallup Poll
-Three fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago - Princeton Survey Research Associates
-40% of workers report thier job is "very or extremely stressful" - Northwestern National Life Survey
-Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
-Many studies suggest that psychologically demanding jobs that allow employees little control over the work process increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. - Encyclopedia of Occupational Safety and Health
-The U.S. Unemployment Rate is 5.0% in Jun 2005 - U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
-Retail salespersons and cashiers were the two largest occupations in the U.S. in May 2004 - U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
-According to the 2004 America Time-Use Survey, on days that they worked, about 1 in 5 employed persons did some or all of their work at home. - U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
-A total of 5,559 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2003 - U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
-31% of workers in the U.S. do not use all their vacation days as opposed to 24% in Canada and 17% in France - Monster.com