Friday, September 08, 2006
Facts And Figures For Labor Day
Here are some neat statistics on workaday America from the Labor Day edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Of particular interest are the figures on income inequality. Women earn only 77 percent of what men earn, Hispanics earn 63 percent of what whites earn, and the top median income - over $55,000 - is in Washington, D.C. Kinda makes you think that all those lobbyists and lawyers and government bureaucrats are feathering their own nests at the expense of the rest of us, doesn't it? "Government cuts" means cutting what it does for you, rather than cutting what it pays itself...
Other figures to note are the 12 percent who stay home from work because of "stress", the 71 percent of big companies that monitor employee email and web use, and other piquant bits of miscellaneous info that might allow one to "read between the numbers".
"Backstory: Office hours by the numbers" from the Christian Science Monitor