August 7, 2018

For most U.S. workers, real wages have barely budged in decades

Despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage in the U.S. has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And most of what wage gains there have been have flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.

Pew Research CenterJuly 30, 2018

Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers

Newsroom employment across the United States continues to decline, driven primarily by job losses at newspapers. And even though digital-native news outlets have experienced some recent growth in employment, too few newsroom positions were added to make up for recent losses in the broader industry.

GlobalJuly 25, 2018

Number of foreign college graduates staying in U.S. to work climbed again in 2017, but growth has slowed

A record 276,500 foreign graduates received work permits under the Optional Practical Training program in the U.S. in 2017, up from 257,100 in 2016.

GlobalJuly 18, 2018

Unemployment rate in EU countries, 2000-2018

Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.

GlobalJuly 18, 2018

EU unemployment rate falls to near pre-recession low

The EU’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in almost a decade, though joblessness still varies among the 28 countries that make up the bloc.

Pew Research CenterJuly 2, 2018

The share of teens with summer jobs has plunged since 2000, and the type of work they do has shifted

Despite modest recovery following the Great Recession, just a little over a third of teens had a job last summer – a steep decline compared with even the recent past. Those teens who do work are more likely to be busing tables or tending a grill than selling T-shirts or staffing a mall kiosk,.

Pew Research CenterJune 5, 2018

More Americans view long-term decline in union membership negatively than positively

The number of Americans represented by labor unions has decreased substantially since the 1950s, and a new survey finds that the decline is seen more negatively than positively by U.S. adults. The survey also finds that 55% of Americans have a favorable impression of unions, with about as many (53%) viewing business corporations favorably.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Where do foreign student graduates work in the United States?

Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.