Aggregate labor productivity growth in the U.S. averaged only 1.3% per year from 2005 to 2016, less than half the 2.8% annual growth rate sustained from 1995 to 2004.Artificial Intelligence and Productivity: NBER Takes a Look
The unweighted average annual labor productivity growth rates across a group of 29 countries, (excluding the US, and excluding emerging market nations) tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), were 2.3% from 1995 to 2004 but have been only 1.1% since 2005.Artificial Intelligence and Productivity: NBER Takes a Look
The number of workers who telecommute across industries rose 5.6 percent between 2013 and 2014 from 3.4 million to 3.6 million workers, according to Global Workplace AnalyticsDigital Nomads Went from Niche to Normal
Just $100 million of high-yield retail borrowings were set to mature this year, but that will increase to $1.9 billion in 2018, according to Fitch Ratings Inc. And from 2019 to 2025, it will balloon to an annual average of almost $5 billion.America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning
Productivity has averaged annual gains of just 1.2% from 2007 through 2016, a sharp slowdown from average annual gains of 2.6% from 2000 to 20007, increases that reflected a boost from increased use of computers and the internet in the workplace.U.S. workers' productivity jumps 3% in Q3, strongest gain in 3 years
in the five years from 2015 to 2020, China’s vegan market is expected to rise by more than 17 per centInside Hong Kong’s growing appetite for veganism
since the mid-1990s, the share of the labor force over 55 will have doubled by the mid-2020s—from 12 percent to 25 percent.BLS 10-year forecast: robot cashiers, math nerds, and many healthcare workers
80 percent of business executives from 835 companies across 13 global industry sectors said they're already investing in AI, and almost 100 percent will do so by 2020.Robotic brains - the countdown begins|HongKong Business|chinadaily.com.cn
from 2005 to 2015, the proportion of Americans workers engaged in what they refer to as “alternative work” jumped from 10.7% to 15.8%.Most US jobs created since 2005 are not conventional full-time work
“America’s affordable-housing stock dropped by 60 percent from 2010 to 2016”How did we create a society where we can’t afford to live in our own country?
The age at which people can claim their full Social Security benefits is gradually moving up, from 65 for those retiring in 2002 to 67 in 2027.Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between
According to one study, the feeling of being overwhelmed has surged among teenagers from 18% in 1985 to 41% in 2016.Letting Our Children Fail : Will This Cure Our Anxious Kids?
By adding another UR10 to its fleet, Schwartz believes he can bring Voodoo from 30-40 percent printer utilization up to 90 percentThis robot-run 3D printing farm is the future of light manufacturing | ZDNet