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Short Answer 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 ...


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No. 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 ...


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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 and Real average weekly earnings increased ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The most studied article I've seen on the matter comes from USC School of Library and Information Science: Termination 101 What Time Is Best? Many managers have preferences about when and how to terminate employment. Some managers say Thursday is the best day to fire an employee, so that the other employees will have a chance to discuss the ...


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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 ...


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It is illegal to discriminate based on national origin, which a question about citizenship is an obvious potential proxy for. That said, Form I-9 is used to determine the eligibility of a person to work in the US, and allows a person to assert US citizenship. This is really the only context in which this question should ever be asked. Also, for companies ...


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According to a meta-analysis of four studies (>8k total subjects) by Judge and Cable (2004): height is positively related to income after controlling for sex, age, and weight. A study by Persico et al 2004 provide further review and analysis of the height-income relationship, and point out that most presidents are well above the average height of their ...


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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 and Uganda April 2014 Appendices In a straight comparison between workers at Fairtrade Certified ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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If the question is "Does level of education correlate with income in the United States?" then the answer is Yes. Infoplease reveals the Median Annual Income, by Level of Education, 1990–2009 and the table has some very clear jumps as the level of education rises, dropping only once you reach a Doctorate. e.g in 2008 (last year with full data), man with a ...


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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; ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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,...


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Short version: Apple appears to have used estimates of economic benefits that favour itself, but which aren't outside the plausible range. Taken with its "created or supported" claim that makes it not too inaccurate, as marketing releases go. There are a number of articles analyzing this statement by Apple. Three good ones are: Cnet New York Times ...


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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 ...


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According to this paper from 2002, the OECD measures structural unemployment using the NAWRU In recent years, the OECD has measured the structural rate of unemployment using a specific indicator, the non-accelerating wage rate of unemployment (NAWRU) indicator, first suggested by Elmeskov and MacFarland (1993) and Elmeskov (1994). Crudely, this ...


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This paper from the Center for American Progress comes to approximately that conclusion: Although the U.S. labor market will almost surely rebound from the Great Recession, this paper presents a somewhat disheartening picture of its longer-term evolution. Rising demand for highly educated workers, combined with lagging supply, is contributing to ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. Queensland It is over-...


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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 ...


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