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.
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.
Classes have ended for the summer at U.S. public schools, but a sizable share of teachers are still hard at work at second jobs outside the classroom.
The share of U.S. teens working during the summer has tumbled since 2000: Only about a third of teens had a job last summer.
This year will likely be the first year in which women are a majority of the U.S. college-educated labor force.
Although most Americans back a higher minimum wage, wide disparities in local living costs make finding an appropriate rate difficult.
A large majority of U.S. adults say it is essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace. Many think female leaders are better equipped to do this than men.
Men and women in America generally agree on many of the qualities and competencies they see as essential for political and business leaders to have. But there are notable differences in the importance they ascribe to some of those qualities.
Only about 5% of the chief executive officers of 1,500 companies we examined were women. Among the tier of executives just below the CEO in terms of pay and position in the corporate hierarchy, 11.5% were women.
As of 2017, 56 million Millennials were working or looking for work, more than the 53 million Generation Xers and 41 million Baby Boomers in the labor force.