Due to a longer life expectancy, a need to earn income longer, and the fact that some people enjoy their jobs, percentage of U.S. employees who say they don't expect to retire until they are 70 years old, according to The Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, conducted by Willis Towers Watson: 25
Percentage of employees who don't ever expect to retire: 5
Percentage of men in the U.S. who are working past age 65 today: 22
Source: Willis Towers Watson.
Percentage of co-signers to loans who have had to pay some or all of the bill because the primary borrower did not, according to a new CreditCards.com report: 38
Percentage who experienced a drop in their credit score because the other person paid late or not at all: 28
Percentage of co-signers who said the experience damaged their relationship with the person they co-signed for: 26
Source: Bankrate Inc.
Percentage of Americans who report they are "living comfortably" or "doing OK," according to a survey of household economics and decision-making commissioned by the Federal Reserve Board: 69
Percentage of non-retired respondents who saved at least a portion of their income from the prior year: 68
Percentage of respondents who were mostly or completely happy with their neighborhoods: 70
Source: Federal Reserve Board.
Estimated number of fathers across the United States in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau: 70.1 million
Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2015: 24.9 million
Number of single fathers in 2015: 1.9 million
Percentage of single parents who were men: 16
Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2015: 199,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of workers who feel they don't get enough time off, according to a survey from Accountemps: 33
Percentage of workers who forgo or take shortened vacations: 41
Percentage of workers who have not taken a vacation or have taken fewer days off because they were concerned about the amount of work that would await them when they returned: 41
On April 21, number of people, including the musical icon Prince, who reportedly died from prescription opioid overdose, according to research by the National Safety Council: 52
Estimated number of people who die every year from opioid overdoses: 19,000
Source: National Safety Council.
Rank of Las Vegas on the list of the most popular destinations searched on Expedia, whether in a stand-alone search for flights, hotel, car rentals or a money-saving package, according to Expedia travel analysts: 1
Ranks of Las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego on the Top 10 list of hotels sold over the last 10 years: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Rank of Cancun, Mexico, on the list of the top international destinations for American travelers: 1
Percentage of workers who have smartphones, according to a survey done on behalf of CareerBuilder: 83
Percentage of those with smartphones who keep them within eye contact at work: 82
Percentage of those with smartphones who say it's decreasing their productivity at work: 10
Percentage who say they use it (at least) several times a day while working: 66
Ranks of cellphone/texting and the internet on the list of the biggest productivity killers in the workplace cited by employers: 1, 2
Percentage of senior managers who said employees wear less-formal clothing than they did five years ago, according to research from OfficeTeam: 50
Percentage of office workers who would prefer to be at a company with a business casual dress code: 31
Percentage who favor a casual dress code or no dress code at all: 27
Ranks of "wearing overly casual clothing" and "showing too much skin" on the list of the most common dress code violations: 1, 2
Among those who live with others, percentage of Americans who sit down to family dinner at least once a week, according to results of a Harris Poll: 87
Percentage of Americans who say cellphones don't belong at the dinner table: 90
Percentage who say they have made changes to make their family dinners healthier over the past couple of years: 79
Source: The Harris Poll and Nielsen.
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