Percentage of divorced Americans who report losing weight during or right after a divorce, according to a study by divorce360.com: 36
Percentage who changed jobs or got a new job: 33
Percentage who bought a car: 30
Percentage who bought furniture: 28
Average number of hours that Americans are putting in at work each day, according to NSF's 2008 Sleep in America poll: 9.5
Estimated number of hours of additional work they do at home: 4.5
Percentage of those surveyed who say they only get a good night's sleep a few nights per month: 32
Source: National Sleep Foundation.
Percentage of open positions in 2007 that were filled by internal movement, according to CareerXroads Annual Sources of Hire Study: 30
Percentage of all external hires that were made based on referrals: 28.7
Percentage of external hires that were attributed to job boards: 25.7
Percentage of hires that were made from traditional print sources: 5
Percentage of female middle managers who aspire to senior level positions, according to a Hudson research study: 77
Estimated percentage of women who ever achieve that goal: 25
Ranks of London, New York and Moscow as the world's most expensive cities for residential apartment buyers, according a survey by the Global Property Guide: 1, 2, 3
Cost range per square meter of residential apartments in Prime Central London (includes Belgravia, Chelsea, Mayfair, Notting Hill, Knightsbridge, Regent's Park, South Kensington, St. John's Wood and St. James): $21,800 to $36,200
Cost range per square meter of residential apartments in Upper Manhattan: $13,270 to $22,923
Source: Global Property Guide.
Estimated percentage of the world's online population that has used the Internet to make a purchase, according to Nielsen Global Online Survey on Internet shopping habits: 85
Number of people this represents: 875 million
Percentage increase in the market for online shopping in the past two years: 40
Source: Nielsen Media Research.
Percentage of U.S. males who say they have snooped on someone else's e-mail, according to a survey conducted by Google: 21
Percentage of women who say the same: 27
Percentage of executives who said the CEOs of their organizations are very or completely willing to embrace strategies necessary to attract, assess and retain new generations of employees, according to a survey conducted by Stanton Chase International and Birkman International: 55
Rank of baby boomers as the most stable and loyal workforce in history with average employee tenure of 15 years in 1980 and 10 years in 2000: 1
In 2000, average tenure for Generation X (born 1965-1977): 5 years
Source: Stanton Chase International.
Rank of Nevada as the nation's fastest-growing state, with a population increase of 2.9 percent between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau: 1
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
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