Enrollment in technical education soared from 9.6 million students in 1999 to 15.1 million in 2004.
College tuition and fees are up 290% in the past 20 years.
52% of all parents say that their kids are going to be worse off than they are.
Workers in offices with carpeting are 1.73 times more likely to develop asthma.
The average income for the top 1% of American taxpaying households was $940,000 in 2004.
15% of companies offer the option of selling time, in which employees trade paid vacation for money.
Rail industry expects to hire 80,000 new workers over the next 6 years.
A weight increase of 64 pounds for white women was associated with 9% lower wages.
Almost 1 in 5 companies allows pets in the workplace.
Almost 3/4 of Americans believe inequality is a major issue.
16% of corporate officers at Fortune 500 companies are women.
Goldman Sachs workers probably earned the best hourly wages in the world: an average of about $200 per hour.
The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee paid sick days for all workers.
Pregnancy-discrimination complaints rose 14% between 2000 and 2005.
80% of voters--and 65% of Republican voters--believe America's workers deserve a raise.
Employees who were union activists or organizers had a 15% to 20% chance of being fired in 2005.
Telecommuters are less likely to get promoted than peers who head into the office every day.
1 in 6 Americans reports having been bullied at work.
In California alone, investments in clean technology could create up to 114,000 new jobs by 2010.
Union membership dropped to 12% of U.S. workers last year, extending a steady decline from the 1950s when more than 1/3 belonged to unions.
Immigrants with the lightest skin earned an average of 8% to 15% more than similar immigrants with much darker skin.
The United States lags far behind all wealthy countries with regard to family-oriented workplace policies such as maternity leave, paid sick days and support for breast-feeding.
25.3% of women in two-income marriages bring home the bigger paycheck, up from 17.8% in 1987.
U.S. Census Bureau: 2005 median income for white households was $48,554, while that of black households was only $30,858.
More workers filed discrimination complaints with the EEOC last year than in each of the three previous years.
43% of U.S. workers admit to having dated a co-worker
Men file 14% of sexual harassment cases
At the current rate of change, it could take women 47 years to reach parity with men as corporate officers of Fortune 500 companies.
African-American males only earn $38,478 compared with $55,354 for white males with equal education.
Americans are donating $225 billion a year in unpaid work to people who already earn far more than they do.
If you worked 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, you would earn $13,624.