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Are there 96 million workers in the US who want a job and can't get one?

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 ...
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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?

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 ...
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As of February 2019, were US wages rising at the "fastest pace in decades"?

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 ...
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As of February 2019, were US wages rising at the "fastest pace in decades"?

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 ...
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Are 550 people still losing their jobs at "Trump's" Carrier plant?

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 ...
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As of February 2019, were US wages rising at the "fastest pace in decades"?

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-...
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Do any ATS companies advertise entirely automated resume rejection?

I only looked at the first ATS system I found when I searched (Freshteam). It seems to have the features you're asking about: Automate tasks for screening better Now that the incoming candidate ...
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Do (non-British) EU citizens make up 95% of the veterinary workforce in UK food production?

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 ...
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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?

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 (...
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In Canada, will there soon be more female doctors than male doctors?

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. ...
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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?

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 ...
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Are Fairtrade farmers paid worse than other farmers in the same regions?

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: ...
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Do homeless people in the USA refuse to work?

It is a myth (at least in 2019) A significant portion of homeless people do have jobs—they just cannot afford to pay rent. Some receive disability income due to physical or mental problems but still ...
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Do 90% of employees who accept a counteroffer still end up leaving after a year?

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 ...
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Are 550 people still losing their jobs at "Trump's" Carrier plant?

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 ...
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Is job experience a poor predictor of job performance?

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 ...
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Do veterans account for one in seven homeless US adults?

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. ...
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Are male nurses salaries higher than female nurses salaries?

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 ...
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Does the Salvation Army pay female pastors?

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 ...
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Do recruiters hire people like themselves?

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 ...
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Do any ATS companies advertise entirely automated resume rejection?

Filtering suitable candidates vs not-likely-suitable candidates (which can be in effect auto-rejection) was among the first feature releases of the in-house ATS we use where I work. It's not ...
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Do homeless people in the USA refuse to work?

There is a fact sheet PDF about homelessness published by the National Homelessness Law Center Homelessness in America: Overview of Data and Causes This states Causes of homelessness Insufficient ...
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As of February 2019, were US wages rising at the "fastest pace in decades"?

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 ...
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Were the vast majority of lost manufacturing jobs since 2000 lost due to automation?

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 ...
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Did a building supervisor in Spain get fined for not showing up to work for six years, unnoticed?

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 ...
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Almost all the US jobs created between 2005-2015 "are temporary" (alt-work)

(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 ...
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Are Australian Teachers only paid for 25 hours/week?

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 ...
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Do 80% of people "hate their job"?

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. ...
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Is the Wonderlic test cross validated by any other test or data?

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 ...
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Only half of students graduating with a STEM degree [in 2009] were able to find STEM jobs [then]

(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 ...
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