Two-thirds of Americans favor raising federal minimum wage to $15 an hour
Democrats are largely united in backing a $15 an hour federal minimum wage. Republican opinion on this issue is more divided.
Baby Boomers are staying in the labor force at rates not seen in generations for people their age
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.
About one-in-six U.S. teachers work second jobs – and not just in the summer
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.
In the U.S., teen summer jobs aren’t what they used to be
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.
U.S. women near milestone in the college-educated labor force
This year will likely be the first year in which women are a majority of the U.S. college-educated labor force.
When should a woman have children if she’s thinking about running for office?
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.
How Americans see automation and the workplace in 7 charts
Most Americans anticipate widespread job automation in the future, and they generally foresee more negative than positive effects from these advances.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
In 2018, women earned 85% of what men earned. The wage gap was somewhat smaller for adults ages 25 to 34 than for all workers 16 and older.
Latinos’ Incomes Higher Than Before Great Recession, but U.S.-Born Latinos Yet to Recover
The overall gain in income among Latino workers is driven by a rise in the share of higher-income immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for more years. Yet the incomes of U.S.-born Latinos are still less than since the recession began.
4 paths highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.
Here’s a brief overview of four paths that many highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.: the H-1B visa program, the F-1 visa program, the Optional Practical Training program and green cards.
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