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Celebrating Labor Day 2017

Anthony Berritto | Sep 1, 2017 10:37:53 AM

We work hard.  Enjoy the upcoming Labor Day holiday.  We deserve it.

 

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Here are some interesting facts on the American Worker:

  • Nearly 15 million Americans are self-employed – about 10% of the total workforce.
  • Millennials (18-34) are now the largest generation represented in the labor force.
  • Fewer teens have summer jobs. After topping out at over 55% in 1974, that figure was just 32% in 2015.
  • More older Americans (65+) are working. Today they represent about 6% of all working Americans, compared to about 3% in 2000.
  • Tuesday has the lowest percent of absenteeism (11%) compared to the highest percent on Friday (18%).
  • Americans now spend more than 100 hours a year commuting to work.
  • The most productive time of the week for an employee is between 10 a.m. and noon on a Tuesday.
  • One out of every 7 jobs in America is related to transportation and logistics.
  • Logistics jobs are growing at a 22% rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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