No, this is not accurate. While there are about 96 million people not in the labor force, this includes
retirees who say they do not want a job,
stay at home moms and dads who say they do not want a job,
high school juniors and seniors who say they do not want a job,
college students who say they do not want a job,
those with disabilities or ...
There is no recent study to back up that claim
As you (and others in the comments to that Workplace.SE answer) noticed, none of the articles cited have any citations themselves. While looking into this, I also found that it is easy to find other articles that are similar. They all mention a high percentage of people leaving within a short period after ...
As vague as the claim is, there does not appear to be any angle to take in which it is true.
Looking at the decades:
Wages in the United States increased 4.20 percent in November of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Wage Growth in the United States averaged 6.21 percent from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.78 percent in ...
It's a vague claim because it doesn't specify over what interval (monthly or yearly), real versus nominal, hourly wages or weekly wages.
However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 11 January 2019 that:
Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from November to December
Real average weekly earnings increased ...
I don't think the numbers are so round and exact, but that claim is at least largely true.
United Technologies, who owns Carrier, is still closing down a nearby plant and moving a number of jobs to Mexico. See Business Insider:
Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, is still going forward
with its plan to close its Huntington, Indiana, plant ...
Politifact.com fact-checked Trumps SotU speech and came to the conclusion that wages do indeed rise in the United States:
One common measurement of wages is median usual weekly real earnings for full-time wage and salary workers 16 years and older, an inflation-adjusted figure.
During Trump’s presidency, this figure has risen from $351 to $355, an increase ...
It is true that the vast majority of vets working in abbatoirs are non-UK graduates, and mostly from elsewhere in the EU. The exact number probably isn't known, but official estimates are consistent with the 95% figure, though that likely also includes vets from outside the EU.
A May 2017 report "Brexit and the veterinary profession" [pdf] from the British ...
The Swedish summary appears to refer to this paper:
Estimating the cost of a smoking employee, Micah Berman, Rob Crane, Eric Seiber, Mehmet Munur
Tob Control, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050888
It was an economic analysis based on existing literature.
We examined absenteeism, presenteesim, smoking breaks, healthcare costs and pension benefits for ...
It appears to be an urban myth. This was brought up in the discussion on the answer where repeated requests for sources were made.
The blog post 6 Reasons Why Accepting A Counter Offer Is Madness (linked in that discussion) investigates the claim.
Despite considerable ferreting around the internet, I can’t find the source of that fact anywhere. I suspect it ...
According to the Canadian Medical Association's statistics (which counts all doctors in Canada, not just CMA members), as of January 2015, there are more male doctors than there are female doctors.
Out of the 78,657 doctors in Canada, 30,814 are female, 47,766 are male, and 77 are unknown.
Looking at only doctors under 35, women significantly outnumber ...
The question doesn't seem quite right: Farmers do better yes, but it's farmworkers that the quote is about.
Here is the relevant Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project reports:
Fairtrade, Employment and
Poverty Reduction in Ethiopia
In a straight comparison between workers at Fairtrade Certified ...
It appears the obvious reason for this claim is being missed. The fact is that job recruiters get paid based on the salary of the job they manage to help you get. If you take a counter offer to stay at your current position or a new one in your current company they get nothing.
Wikipedia provides several lists from different sources about the corporations with the largest number of employees:
The Economist (2010) put Walmart after only the US and Chinese armies.
The BBC (2012) agreed.
Fortune (2012) excludes non-corporate employers, and has Walmart first.
So these three sources agree that Walmart is the current largest ...
From 2015 AHAR: Part 1 - PIT Estimates of Homelessness in the U.S.
More than one in ten homeless adults was a
veteran, 47,725 homeless veterans or 11 percent
of 436,921 homeless adults.
According to the US census bureau:
There are 21.8 million veterans in the United States
And the total number of adults is 242 million.
So 9% of adults are ...
In addition to statements by representatives of the union cited in the New York Times and other media sources, statements made by United Technologies CEO Greg Hayes in an interview also confirm that only 800 of the (2100) jobs leaving Indiana have been "saved".
In February 16, United Technologies said that 1400 jobs from the Carrier facility in ...
I managed to find however the 1998 paper of Schmidt and Hunter. In that paper, job experience is simply the number of years in the workforce, so there's little surprise it doesn't correlate well with performance.
Judging by a quick search, it seems more recent research has been using
"prior related work experience" (PRWE), which makes more "duh"/intuitive ...
I could not find any evidence that this ever happened as you described it, and Snopes concurs. In fact, mass employee layoffs without advanced warning is (under almost all circumstances) illegal in the United States. "Advanced warning" just means that the entire workforce needs to be warned that a mass layoff is going to happen at least 60 days before the ...
The current incarnation of the question merely asks if there is evidence to support the claim of a gender pay gap in nurses in the USA.
This is easily demonstrated as the article provides a link to a study published as a Research Letter in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Ulrike Muench, PhD, RN; Jody Sindelar, PhD; Susan H. Busch, PhD; ...
It's true but misleadingly written. Women pastors who are married to male pastors do indeed have their paychecks added to their husbands check. For reference, read this article, the relevant quote is
In the Army’s case, the agreement for compensation is that the officer allowance be paid jointly to the husband—the check is written in his name. Officially,...
There are a number of studies that show the questioned effect that recruiters tend to rate those job seekers higher, which are more similar to themselves.
In this article Rivera finds that recruiters favor applicants who are culturally similar to themselves:
[...] evaluators constructed and assessed merit in their own image, believing that ...
I went looking for this before due to another workplace post.
The statistics quoted are claimed to come from the “National Employment Association” (NEA), but the actual statistic itself varies wildly in how many and when it happens.
Searching for NEA I found a reference to them dating back to the 1960’s (Reference). They describe themselves as a recruitment ...
Table 1 in this BLS report shows that, when adjusted for inflation and seasons, the average weekly income overall was higher in 2017 and 2018 than in 2009-2016. It also shows the highest number of workers.
This census.gov xls shows median household income from 1967 to 2016 (in 2016 dollars) and shows average income in 2016 was higher than any year since ...
TL;DR: it's complicated.
This article in Quartz has a number of references to the economic consensus you refer to. The most authoritative seems to be this one. However Susan Houseman has done a more detailed analysis, breaking up "manufacturing" into different sectors. She shows that this supposed growth in productivity is entirely due to the computer and ...
Not only YES, but Super Yes
The public worker, named Joaquín García, has "not been working" for 14 years for the public administration in Cadiz. His job was a quiet one, as his department ( public infraestructure and services) is an overexpanded one with too many engineering supervisors to notice ( words of his direct boss).
Given that, every morning since ...
In Australia, teachers (like many workers in unionised occupations) are paid in accordance to an "industrial award". The awards are determined by state.
To support that with an example, the Queensland government says:
Teaching salaries in the [Department of Education and Training] are based on the current awards and agreements.
It is over-...
No, in fact, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: Optimizing Organizational Culture for Success
In 2014, 86% of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction
with their current job, an improvement of five
percentage points since 2013; of this group, 39% reported
being “very ...
(Barely registering as an answer.) The claim on US broader (given its time frame) and deeper (given the lower level of unemployment there), but I find it a bit more believable after I read in a 2017 FT article that Europe has seen a similar phenomenon since 2013.
A new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch titled “Job Quality and Escape Velocity” shows ...
Does IQ Really Predict Job Performance? -- published in Applied Developmental Science 2015 Jul 3; 19(3): 153–169 -- concludes (among other points) that:
Supporters of IQ testing have been quick to point to correlations
between IQ and job performance as evidence of test validity. A closer
look at the data and results, however, suggests a rather ...
(Partial answer) I found some corroborating evidence in a 2013 NSF survey. As summarized in a 2017 NYT article:
Unemployment rates for STEM majors may be low, but not all of those with undergraduate degrees end up in their field of study — only 13 percent in life sciences and 17 percent in physical sciences, according to a 2013 National Science Foundation ...