Monday numbers

Monday numbers

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(The items in this edition of Monday numbers come from “The Age of Contingent Employment: How changes in employment relationships are impacting worker wages, power, and prospects,” a report issued by the N.C. Justice Center in October of 2015)

13.2—percentage of national workforce made up of part-time workers

7.4—percentage of national workforce made up of independent contractors

4.4—percentage of national workforce made up of self-employed workers

5.6—percentage of national workforce made up of temporary workers

31.6—total percentage of workforce that can be classified as contingent workers, often subject to low pay, lack of benefits, little job security, high turnover, and higher rates of health and safety violations

39—percentage growth of temporary workers in the national economy from 2009-2014

52—percentage growth of temporary workers in North Carolina from 2009 to 2014

45,022—amount in dollars of average annual earnings of temporary workers in the United States

30,627—amount in dollars of average annual earnings of temporary workers in North Carolina

2.4—percentage of temporary work in North Carolina as a share of the economy in 2009

3.4—percentage of temporary work in North Carolina as a share of the economy in 2014

86—percentage increase in worker productivity in North Carolina from 1979 to 2014

22—percentage increase in wages in North Carolina from 1979 to 2014

32—percentage of families in North Carolina in 2008 earning below the federal poverty line while working full time

37—percentage of families in North Carolina in 2013 earning below the federal poverty line while working full time