Ranks of Germany ($53,619), United States ($48,270), Australia ($47,397), Netherlands ($45,626) and the United Kingdom ($39,946) on the list of countries with the highest salaries for new university graduates across the globe, according to an analysis of entry-level professional salaries by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ranks of the Russian Federation ($8,448), Brazil ($11,306), China ($11,936), Mexico ($12,433) and the Czech Republic ($13,040) on the list of countries with the lowest salaries for new university graduates: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Estimated number of extra days of work per year put in by managers, effectively canceling out the typical holiday entitlement of 28 days, according to CMI's Quality of Working Life report: 29
Percentage of managers who say their working hours have a negative effect on their stress levels: 54
Source: Global Wellness Institute.
Percentage of Americans who feel immigration is good for the economy, the largest percentage to date, and a 13-point increase from 23 percent in 2011, according to the findings of the Ipsos Global @dvisor Immigration tracker 2011-2016: 36
Percentage of Americans who feel immigrants play a positive role in the community, up from 18 percent in 2011 and nearly six times that of Turkish and Hungarian citizens, where just 6 percent believe immigration has had a positive impact on their country: 35
Percentage of Americans who are confident that refugees will successfully integrate into the U.S.: 53
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of senior managers who said they find it annoying when parents are involved in their kids' search for work, according to an OfficeTeam survey: 35
Percentage of respondents who prefer mom and dad stay out of the job hunt, but would let it slide: 34
Percentage who said this parental guidance is not a problem: 29
Number of foreign-born U.S. residents in 1967, with Italy as the leading country of origin, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 9.6 million
Percentage of the population this represented: 4.7
Number of foreign-born U.S. residents in 2016, with Mexico as the leading country of origin: 42.4 million
Percentage of the population this represents: 13.3
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of workers who say they would struggle to meet emergency expenses of $400, according to a survey of household economics and decision making commissioned by the Federal Reserve Board: 46
Percentage who say they are juggling two or more jobs: 22
Source: Federal Reserve Board.
Rank of the back-to-school shopping season on the list of the largest shopping periods of the year in terms of consumer spending, according to the statistics company Statista: 2
Rank of the winter holidays: 1
Percentage of respondents who say they reach for a bottle after a breakup, according to a Harris Poll: 40
Ranks of wine (53 percent) -- with 38 percent reaching for sparkling wine and 37 percent for table -- liquor (46 percent) and beer (41 percent) on the list of drinks chosen when it comes to celebrating something special: 1, 2, 3
When it comes to a plain old really good day, ranks of beer (40 percent), wine (33 percent) and liquor (27 percent) on the list of drinks of choice: 1, 2, 3
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of Americans who said they would be uncomfortable driving in a foreign country on the opposite side of the road, according to the results of the Expedia 2016 Road Rage Report: 68
Percentage who "somewhat or strongly agree" with the statement, "I treat my rental car worse than I treat my own car": 15
Percentage of drivers who resent having to share the road with bicycles: 13
Rank of Vina del Mar, Chile, with an average annual high temperature of 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit and yearly average nighttime low of 55.1 degrees, and with only slight variation in temperature throughout all the months of a given year, on the list of the best weather places in the world for humans, according to an article by Ed Darack published in Weatherwise: 1
Ranks of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria; the northwestern coast of Morocco; Sassari, Sardinia, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; and Lisbon, Portugal, on the list of the Best Weather Cities around the world: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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