September 1, 2016

10 facts about American workers

More than 150 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Here’s what we know about who they are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 8, 2016

Split-ticket districts, once common, are now rare

In 2012, only 26 House districts out of 435 chose one party’s presidential nominee and the other party’s candidate for the House.

GlobalAugust 2, 2016

U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries

Among the 35 countries in the OECD, the U.S. ranks 31st in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but seventh in terms of turnout among registered voters.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 21, 2016

The growing Democratic domination of nation’s largest counties

In 2008, Barack Obama won 88 of the 100 largest U.S. counties; four years later he won 86 of them. The last time a Republican presidential candidate won more than a third of the 100 biggest counties was 1988.

Fact TankJune 30, 2016

Electorally competitive counties have grown scarcer in recent decades

There are fewer electorally competitive counties, and more counties in which Democrats or Republicans hold overwhelming vote advantages, than at any time in the past three decades or so.

June 20, 2016

More older Americans are working, and working more, than they used to

More Americans ages 65 and older are employed than at any time since at least 2000, and they’re spending more time on the job.

U.S. PoliticsJune 10, 2016

Turnout was high in the 2016 primary season, but just short of 2008 record

More than 57.6 million people, or 28.5% of estimated eligible voters, voted in the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries that all but wrapped up Tuesday – close to but not quite at the record participation level set in 2008.

June 8, 2016

Increase in living with parents driven by those ages 25-34, non-college grads

Adults in their late 20s and early 30s are living with their parents at record or near-record levels.

June 2, 2016

Where wages are worth the most and least in the U.S.

How the true value of your paycheck is affected by where you live.

May 31, 2016

Oil and gas boom feeds greatest real wage growth in U.S., but will it last?

Most of the biggest inflation-adjusted wage gains have occurred in metro areas that have directly benefited from the boom in U.S. oil and gas production