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Harper’s Index

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Percentage of U.S. manufacturing jobs that required a bachelor’s degree in 1983

: 14

Percentage of US college graduates whose first jobs do not typically require a college degree

: 43

Of college graduates whose jobs five years after graduation do not typically require a college degree

: 35

Estimated number of US newspaper jobs lost since the year 2000

: 240,700

Percentage of workers aged 24 to 35 who plan on quitting their jobs within two years

: 43

Percentage of U.S. mothers who have stopped working or switched to less challenging jobs in order to care for children

: 62

Percentage of workers worldwide who do not have permanent jobs

: 75

Number of executioner jobs advertised on Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Civil Service website in May

: 8

Percentage change since 1992 in the portion of jobs in the United States that require no high-school diploma

: +1

Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost

: 1

Number of local-government jobs lost since 2010

: 351,000

Portion of those jobs that were in education

: 3/4

Portion of U.S. jobs held by humans today that are at high risk of being automated by 2024

: 1/2

Percentage of 2012 U.S. law-school graduates not currently in full-time jobs requiring membership in the bar

: 43

Number of U.S. retail jobs Doritos Locos tacos created in the past year, according to Taco Bell

: 15,000

Number of retail jobs created worldwide by Apple in that same period

: 400

Portion of new U.S. jobs since 2009 that have gone to men

: 4/5

Percentage of lawyers and fast-food workers, respectively, who say their jobs may make the world worse

: 3.6, 42.3

Number of jobs lost by African-American women during the recession

: 233,000

Estimated number of jobs created by every $1,000,000,000 of military spending

: 11,000

Portion of voters in the midterm elections who ranked “spending to create jobs” as their highest priority for Congress

: 2/5

Number of U.S. state and local government jobs that have been lost so far this year

: 135,000

Number of public-school jobs that have been lost in the past year

: 85,700