With the addition of technical skills—such as computer programming, general business, or graphic design—entry-level liberal arts graduates can see a noticeable bump in average salary.
Since 1980, the majority of spending on research and development in the United States has been by business, rather than the federal government.
Of the 32 countries included in this data, Denmark, Sweden, and France spend the most on assisting and retraining unemployed workers, while the United States spends significantly less.
U.S. workers’ share of national income has fallen sharply in the twenty-first century.
Part-time and lower-wage employees in the United States have less access to retirement and time-off benefits than those with full-time jobs and higher incomes.
Although not representative of the entire United States, LinkedIn member data provides a view of migration in and out of cities for a subset of the U.S. workforce. Data compiled by companies like LinkedIn can help supplement government data.
Acquiring skills that are in demand in a particular labor market is crucial for those seeking work. Data from LinkedIn provides insight into the most abundant and scarce skills of LinkedIn users across the country.
Local occupational licensing requirements can be a significant obstacle for Americans who want to move across state lines for work.