Number of minutes that Americans talked on their mobile phones in 2015, according to survey results released by CTIA: 2.8 trillion
Number of texts, videos and photo messages Americans exchanged (more than 4 million every minute): 2.1 trillion
Percentage of workers who admit to checking in with the office at least once or twice a week while on holiday, according to a survey from Accountemps: 41
Percentage of workers who took fewer or no days off because they worried about their colleagues absorbing their workload: 35
Percentage of Americans who say that they feel they have too little motivation on a typical Monday, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos Connect on behalf of Spotify: 55
Ranks of coffee and music on the list of the top ranked pick-me-ups: 1, 2
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of employers who say two or more hours a day are lost in productivity because employees are distracted, according to a survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder: 75
Percentage who say at least three hours a day are lost: 43
Ranks of personal messaging, weather, news, games and shopping on the list of non-work related sites accessed for non-work use: 1, 2, 3, 4 (tie)
Percentage of employers who say lost productivity lowers morale because other workers have to pick up the slack: 38 percent
When asked to gauge the opinions of their fellow Americans, percentage of U.S. adults who estimate that Americans believe divorce is acceptable, according to the results of a Harris Poll: 88
Percentage of adults who believe that having parents who are divorced is better for children than having parents who are together but unhappy: 71
Percentage of children of divorce who share that sentiment: 82
Percentage of children who haven't experienced the divorce of their parents who say the same: 68
Source: The Harris Poll.
Given the state of the labor market, percentage of CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other senior-level people who said they expect it will be harder to fill open positions over the next 12 months, according to a survey by the American Institute of CPAs: 61
Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Percentage of CFOs who said strategic-thinking abilities are important for accounting and finance professionals, according to the results of a Robert Half Management Resources survey: 86
Percentage of executives who said their organization does not provide related professional development opportunities: 46
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Expected percentage growth in global wearable device wholesale revenues in 2016, with smartwatches capturing the biggest slice of the wearables revenue pie, according to a Strategy Analytics study: 31
Rank of fitness bands in terms of units-shipped worldwide: 1
Rank of the smartglasses segment on the list of the most anticipated revenue growth through 2022, estimated to become the second largest revenue pool by 2022 behind smartwatches: 1
Source: Strategy Analytics.
Percentage of respondents around the world who say grocery shopping is something they try to spend as little time as possible doing, according to Nielsen's Global Think Smaller for Big Growth Report: 46
Percentage of shoppers who say they actively seek products with healthful ingredients: 67
Ranks of banking, fast food, prepared food and pharmacy on the list of in-store add-on services that are the most widely available and used by global respondents: 1, 2 (tie), 4
Source: Nielsen Analytics.
Percentage of adults who say they either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would cover it by selling something or borrowing money, according to the report on the economic well-being of U.S. households prepared by the Consumer and Community Development Research Section of the Federal Reserve Board: 46
Percentage who experienced a major unexpected medical expense that they had to pay out of pocket: 22
Percentage of those who say they had a major medical expense that led them to owing debt: 46
Source: Federal Reserve Board.
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