Number of vaccinated health care workers who have been invited to attend Super Bowl LV, according to an announcement by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: 7,500
Total number of fans who will be in attendance: 22,000
Source: CNN Money.
Percentage of Americans who could cover an unexpected $1,000 expense, such as a car repair or emergency room bill, from their savings, according to a survey from Bankrate.com (down from 41% in 2020): 39
Percentage who would have to borrow money to meet their expenses: 38
Percentage who would finance it with a credit card and pay it off over time: 18
Percentage of companies that believe 2021 hiring demand will approach, return to or even exceed pre-pandemic levels, according to a study published by CareerArc: 76
Rank of "talent retention" on the list of top employer concerns in 2021: 1
Percentage of those over the age of 60 who have a hoarding disorder, according to research by Assisted Living Services Inc.: 7
Percentage by which the prevalence of hoarding increases for every five years in age: 20
Source: Assisted Living Services Inc.
Percentage of people who are shopping online more than they did before the pandemic (with 36% doing so much more often), according to global research by ESET: 70
Percentage who expect to do more online shopping post-pandemic: 44
Percentage of professionals who would consider relocating if their company offered long-term remote arrangements, according to Robert Half research: 51
Percentage who have already made a move: 4
Percentage who would not be willing to take a pay cut in their current job if they were to move: 75
Source: Robert Half Finance and Accounting.
Percentage of home workers who report a worsening sense of isolation, according to research by Steelcase: 37
Percentage who report a drop in their productivity: 20
Percentage who report a drop in their engagement: 20
Percentage who enjoy not commuting: 35
Percentage who have a worsening work-life balance: 16.5
Percentage of small businesses that plan to outsource in 2021, citing as the reason the prospect of saving time and money and working with experts, according to a report from Clutch: 80
Percentage of businesses with fewer than 10 employees that use outsourcing to get help from an expert: 26
Percentage of small businesses that are weighing their options whether to outsource "onshore," or domestically: 56
Percentage who plan to "nearshore," or outsource to a neighboring or nearby country: 15
According to the 2021 Digital Innovation Benchmark report, percentage of technology leaders who expect a business to go under or be acquired by 2024 if they lag in digital innovation, up from 37% in Kong Inc.'s inaugural 2020 report: 51
Percentage who predict this outcome within six years: 84
Source: Kong Inc.
Ranks of deteriorating health, loss of income or employment, and more frequent weather-related natural disasters on the list of real threats perceived by adults throughout the world, according to a global survey by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum: 1, 2, 3
Ranks of conflicts and trade disputes between my country and other countries, worsening social prejudice or inequality, and more difficulty accessing training/education on the list: 4, 5, 6,
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
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