Choose your year of birth

YEAR

Sources
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US Travel Association, Global Business Travel Association, CIA World Facebook


Data calculated using Coordinated Universal Time.

TRAVEL

How many dollars have been spent on business travel in the US vs globally this year?

USA

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Global

$

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Radicati, Email Statistics Report 2015-19, Stuprint, ZXprinter.com

Workforce

How big is the US workforce today vs the year you were born?

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Civilian labor force, annual average, thousands.

Sources
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Radicati, Email Statistics Report 2015-19, Stuprint, ZXprinter.com

Emails

Amount of emails that have been sent around the world since you clicked on the page.

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Sources
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US Bureau of Economic Analysis via Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Salary

What is the average salary in the US today vs the year you were born?

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$

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Sources
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FRED, OECD


Hours calculated based on Eastern Time Zone.

Hours

Amount of hours worked in the US today.

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Sources
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Radicati, Email Statistics Report 2015-19, US Bureau of Economic Analysis via Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, US Travel Association, OECD, Project Time Off, Economic History Association

Facts

In the US, roughly how many people set off on a business trip every second?

Answer: 15 people

For business travelers in the US, what is the average hotel spend per night?

Answer: $147

How many work emails does the average business email user send per day?

Answer: The average business email user sends 33 emails a day -- but receives 90!

Roughly how many emails will have been sent in 2016 by the end of the year?

Answer: 215.3 billion emails will be sent this year. Printed out, they'd form a stack stretching 65% of the way round the equator!

How many meetings does the average person have each week?

Answer: The average employee has eight meetings a week.

What percentage of business meetings are not held in person?

Answer: 32% of business meetings are held virtually – online or on the phone.

Globally, at what rate are new patents filed?

Answer: A patent is filed somewhere in the world every 10 seconds.

Globally, at what rate are new patents granted?

Answer: A patent is granted somewhere in the world every 22 seconds.

What percentage of patent applications are successful?

Answer: 48% of patents applications around the world are successful.

What was the first US patent?

Answer: The first US patent was granted to Samuel Hopkins in 1790 for a process of making potash, an ingredient used in fertilizer.

How many vacation days per year does the average US worker get?

Answer: The average full-time US worker takes 16 days of vacation a year. In 2000, they took 20 days.

How many hours does the average person in the US work per week?

Answer: The average full-time US worker clocks up 41 hours and 36 minutes of work a week.

What percentage of the US workforce is made up of women today, and what was this figure in the 1950's?

Answer: In the 1950s, women made up around 30% of the US labor force. Today, the figure is 47% – just short of equality.

Where did the concept of the 2-day "weekend" originate?

Answer: The two-day weekend was born in the 1920s. Industrialist Henry Ford adopted the five-day workweek for his employees in 1926.

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