Category Archives: Chart of the Week

Chart of the Week: Get a Job with the Right College Major

With jobs seemingly harder to come by and employers being more selective with perspective candidates, it might help to know which college majors will make you more employable. According to a recent survey conducted by Express Employment Professionals, business (27%), … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Roommate Is the Word, Have You Heard?

With the price of renting a place to live rising faster than most Americans’ paychecks, people of all ages have turned to partnering with another person to cut costs. According to a recent Zillow analysis of 2012 U.S. Census data*, … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: It Does Pay—After All—to Have Kids

Being a parent is a lot of work, but there is now evidential proof that it does actually pay to be a mom or a dad. According to a recent study by the Graduate Center of the City University of … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Americans Not Saying “I Do” in Record Numbers

Census and other population data (2012) reveals that a record one-in-five adults (42 million) ages 25 and older had never been married, which is up dramatically from only one-in-ten adults that had not walked down the aisle in 1960. Men … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: How Far Would You Move for a Job?

While it is a daunting task to pick up and move, 64% of people worldwide said they would take a job in another country. According to a recent survey* conducted by the Boston Consulting Group and The Network, respondents in … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Americans Snared in the Web of Student Loan Debt

While people ages 25 to 49 hold the majority of student loan debt, loans among seniors 65 and older rose more than 500% from 2005 to 2013 ($2.8 billion to $18 billion) according to a recent report from the United … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: The Economic Future Through a Global Lens

The world appears to be divided about economic prospects, with 46% in 44 countries being optimistic and another 46% being more pessimistic. According to the Spring 2014 Global Attitudes Survey conducted by Pew Research Center, the countries with the most … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Most Americans Not Running With the Bulls

Even though we are in the midst of one of the greatest bull runs in the history of the stock market, the majority of people in the U.S. have chosen not to participate. According to a study conducted by the … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Return of the Multi-Generational Household

The number of Americans living in multi-generational households* has doubled since 1980. According to recent Pew research Center analysis of Census data, a record 57 million people in the U.S., or just over 18.1% of the population, lived in multi-generational households in 2012. … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Americans Being Hounded by Debt Collectors

Nearly one in three adults with a credit history in the United States—or approximately 77 million people—are behind their debt payments and their accounts have been classified as “in collections.” The data (from a recent Urban Institute study) focused on non-mortgage debt such … Continue reading

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