Fact TankNovember 18, 2016

Why join the gig economy? For many, the answer is ‘for fun’

Nearly a quarter of Americans say they’ve earned money in the digital “platform economy” in the past year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Perhaps surprisingly, though, the most commonly cited motivation for these workers is not the pay.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2016

Behind Trump’s win in rural white America: Women joined men in backing him

Broad economic concerns of rural white Americans aligned with cornerstones of the Trump campaign, and the gender gap played a key role in the 2016 narrative.

Internet & TechNovember 17, 2016

Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing

24% of Americans report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year. The extra income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others.

Fact TankOctober 24, 2016

As the need for highly trained scientists grows, a look at why people choose these careers

What leads people to a career in science? From a lifelong interest in science to the influence of mentors, working scientists explain why they pursued science.

Fact TankOctober 13, 2016

Jobs requiring preparation, social skills or both expected to grow most

Much of U.S. job growth over the past 25 years has been in occupations that require higher levels of education, training and experience – a trend that seems likely to continue, based on our analysis of official government job-growth projections.

Fact TankOctober 7, 2016

Americans less concerned than a decade ago over immigrants’ impact on workforce

Americans’ views about the impact the growing number of immigrants working in the U.S. is having on American workers have softened notably over the past decade.

Fact TankOctober 6, 2016

Voters have little confidence Clinton or Trump would help workers get skills they need to compete

American voters express relatively little confidence in either major party presidential candidate when it comes to their ability to help American workers prepare to compete in today’s economy.

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 26, 2016

Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave

Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.