October 6, 2016

The State of American Jobs

How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead

Fact TankOctober 6, 2016

Key findings about the American workforce and the changing job market

As the U.S. work environment continues to shift, the public is adapting to the new realities of the workplace and rethinking the skills they need to compete.

Fact TankSeptember 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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 10, 2016

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.

Fact TankJanuary 4, 2016

Millennials’ views of news media, religious organizations grow more negative

Since 2010, Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped 18 percentage points. Their views of the national news media also have grown more negative.

Pew Research CenterOctober 22, 2015

Self-Employed Workers and Job Creation

Self-employed Americans and the workers they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, or 30% of the national workforce. Hiring is more prevalent among self-employed Asians, whites and men.

Fact TankSeptember 1, 2015

Businesses owned by women, minorities lag in revenue share

The number of businesses owned by women and minorities has grown considerably in recent years, particularly in certain industries, but based on revenue they remain on average considerably smaller than white- or male-owned firms.

Fact TankAugust 24, 2015

Proposal could make nearly 5 million workers newly eligible for overtime

Proposed new overtime rules would make nearly 5 million white-collar workers eligible for time-and-a-half – mostly retail and food service managers, office administrators, low-level financial workers and other modestly paid managers and office professionals.

Pew Research CenterApril 27, 2015

Public Views on U.S. Labor Unions

The share of wage and salary workers in the U.S. who belong to labor unions has fallen by about half since 1983. Americans express mixed views on the impact this long-term decline has had on the country.

Fact TankApril 27, 2015

Job categories where union membership has fallen off most

The American public’s generally favorable view of labor unions hasn’t stopped, or even slowed, union membership’s long decline.