Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2015.
Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did
Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as their older counterparts in Generation X were when they were young adults.
Public confidence in scientists has remained stable for decades
Today, four-in-ten Americans have a great deal of confidence in the scientific community.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.
Despite gains, women remain underrepresented among U.S. political and business leaders
One hundred years after Jeannette Rankin became the first female member of the U.S. Congress, women remain underrepresented in political and business leadership.
Immigrants don’t make up a majority of workers in any U.S. industry
Immigrants made up 17.2% of the total U.S. workforce in 2014, or about 27 million workers. Private households were the biggest immigrant-employing “industry,” followed by textile, apparel and leather manufacturers and the farm sector.
Roughly one-in-five police frequently feel angry and frustrated on the job
Officers’ feelings of frustration and anger are linked to views of the public and police tactics.
Immigration projected to drive growth in U.S. working-age population through at least 2035
The increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly as Baby Boomers retire. Immigrants will play the primary role in future growth of the working-age population.
What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy
Although the unemployment rate gets most of the attention, the government’s monthly jobs report contains lots of other data that, properly interpreted, can provide a fuller picture of the U.S. economy.
In many countries, at least four-in-ten in the labor force are women
Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%.