Nearly one-in-four U.S. workers are employed in the industries most likely to feel an immediate impact from the COVID-19 outbreak.
New and emerging occupations are raising the importance of analytical skills, such as science, mathematics and programming.
COVID-19 may yet do what years of advocacy have failed to: Make telework a benefit available to more than a relative handful of U.S. workers.
24% of civilian workers in the United States, or roughly 33.6 million people, do not have access to paid sick leave.
In 21 states, the $7.25 federal minimum wage applies. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, minimum wages range from $8.25 to $16.39.
The shift has been most notable in jobs that prioritize analytical skills, such as science and math, or fundamental skills, such as writing.
There is a growing need for high-skill workers in the U.S., and this has helped to narrow gender disparities in the labor market.
To mark Labor Day, here's what we know about who American workers are, what they do and the U.S. working environment in general.
Democrats are largely united in backing a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Republican opinion on this issue is more divided.
The majority of Baby Boomers are still in the labor force: In 2018, 53% of adults ages 54 to 72 were still working or looking for work.