Most U.S. veterans who served in the post-9/11 era say their military service was useful in giving them skills and training needed for jobs outside the military, a new Pew Research Center report finds. And in fact, veterans of prime working age generally fare at least as well in the U.S. job market as non-veterans, though there are some differences in the work they do and in which industries.
Balancing work and family duties brings challenges for working parents. Yet many say working is best for them at this point in their life.
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.
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.
Roughly half of Americans say it’s better for a woman who wants to reach high political office to have children before entering politics. Views are different when it comes to leadership positions in the business world.
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.