In honor of Labor Day – it is freedom that made America free – and allowed the workforce to work because they wanted to – not because they were told to, and to work for whom they wanted to work, if they could get hired. The Ism cartoon video below is essential for all of your Leftists relatives and friends, and for children – especially the children of the Left. It’s a great way to teach children about the ‘isms’ they will face, and the ‘isms’ they will fight against the remainder of their lives.
From Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post:
Number of people 16 and older in the nation’s labor force in May 2010.
Percentage of full-time workers 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part of 2008.
Percentage of workers in private industry who receive a paid vacation as one of their employment benefits.
Number of commuters who leave for work between midnight and 5:59 a.m. They represent 13 percent of all commuters.
Percentage of workers who drive alone to work. Another 11 percent carpool and 5 percent take public transportation (excluding taxicabs).
The average time it takes people in the nation to commute to work. New York and Maryland had the most time-consuming commutes, averaging 31.6 and 31.5 minutes. (They are not significantly different from one another.)
Number of workers who face extreme commutes to work of 90 or more minutes each day.
Americans work in a variety of occupations. Here is a sampling:
Chief executives 1.7 million
Janitors and building cleaners 2.1 million
Computer software engineers 1.0 million
Aerospace engineers 137,000
Registered nurses 2.8 million
Social workers 729,000
Hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists 773,000
Chefs and head cooks 351,000
Customer service representatives 1.9 million
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 373,000
Musicians, singers and related workers 186,000
Artists and related workers 213,000
Gaming services workers (gambling) 111,000
Tax preparers 105,000
Service station attendants 87,000
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers and weighers 751,000
Farmers and ranchers 751,000
Number of workers who hold down more than one job. So-called moonlighters comprise 5 percent of the working population. Of these, 4 million work full time at their primary job and part time at their other job.
Number of moonlighters who work full time at two jobs.
Number of self-employed workers.
Number of female workers 16 and older in management, professional and related occupations. Among male workers 6 and older, 24.7 millionwere employed in management, professional and related occupations.
Percentage of workers 16 and older who work more than 40 hours a week. About 7 percent work 60 or more hours a week.
Median number of years workers have been with their current employer. About 10 percent of those employed have been with their current employer for 20 or more years.
Number of independent contractors.
Number of labor union members nationwide. About 12 percent of wage and salary workers belong to unions, with Alaska, Hawaii and New York having among the highest rates of any state. North Carolina has one of the lowest rates, 3 percent.
Percentage decline in employment in the United States, between September 2008 and September 2009. Employment declined in 329 of the 334 largest counties (large counties are defined as having employment levels of 75,000 or more).
Percentage decline in Elkhart County, Ind., between September 2008 and September 2009, the largest decline in employment among the 334 largest counties. Los Angles County saw the largest numerical loss over the period: 278,000.
Percentage increase in employment in Yakima County, Wash., between September 2008 and September 2009, the largest percentage increase among the nation’s 334 largest counties.
The number of people who work at home.
The 2008 real median earnings for male and female full-time, year-round workers, respectively.
Projected percentage growth from 2006 to 2016 in the number of network systems and data communication analysts. Forecasters expect this occupation to grow at a faster rate than any other. Meanwhile, the occupation expected to add more positions over this period than any other is registered nurses (587,000).