While waiting for things to cook themselves up, I uncovered these super depressing stats that I was compelled to share.
Work by the numbers:
3% - Although worker productivity rose by nearly 20 percent since 2000, the real median hourly wage rose by just 3 percent.
3 - Census data shows that earnings of full-time, year-round workers in 2006 dropped for the third year in a row.
21% - Nationally, jobs in industries that are growing pay 21 percent less than those in industries that are declining.
+3% - Since 2000, the Consumer Price Index rose by nearly 3 percent a year, leaving workers with considerably less buying power.
-8% - For America's younger workers, the picture is even worse. From 2001 to 2004, median income fell 8 percent for householders under 35.
-4.2% - As of 2006, the median income of working-age families was down 4.2 percent since 2000, a loss of $2,375 in 2006 dollars.
50% - Only about half the workforce is offered and participates in health or retirement plans through their employer.
Our generation is effed. I should probably make a decision right here right now to not think about slash seek out this kind of information anymore.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!