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Snapshot: U.S. fertility rate has plunged since 2010

06/18/2019
The rate of live births per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 dropped dramatically between 2010 and 2018.

Snapshot: What tech do employees have at home?

06/11/2019
Personal access to smartphones and tablets has skyrocketed in the last five years.

Snapshot: U.S. lags in robotics

05/29/2019
Despite fears that robots will rapidly displace American workers, the U.S. ranks just seventh worldwide in robot density—the number of robots per 10,000 workers.

Economic tide still rising, but not lifting all boats

05/29/2019
Most U.S. adults are working as much as they want to, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2018. However, economic security remains elusive for some Americans.

Snapshot: Who is privy to pay-equity data?

05/21/2019
When employers study pay equity within their organizations and make changes as a result, few share that information with rank-and-file workers.

Snapshot: Paid leave & pot: Top HR law challenges at state/local level

05/14/2019
The patchwork of laws on leave and marijuana push those to the top when employers are asked, “In which areas have state/local laws created compliance challenges?”

5 fast-disappearing jobs, 2008–2018

05/07/2019
The rise of e-commerce has claimed more jobs than any other factor since 2008.

Young employees don’t get enough career development

04/23/2019
Only 12% of training professionals surveyed by the Association for Talent Development say their organizations provide effective career development for employees with less than five years of full-time work experience.

Teen employment expected to rise in tight labor market

04/16/2019
While just 35% of teens aged 16-19 participated in the labor market last year, job opportunities could increase around 5% this year.

Positive tests for pot hit 14-year high last year

04/16/2019
More workers are testing positive for marijuana than at any time in the last 14 years, according to data compiled by Quest Diagnostics.