10 Facts You Don't Want To Know About American Workforce


Working is stressful everywhere. But especially in America, working can be very dangerous. Here are a few facts you don't know about the American workforce.

Work-related stress can be as damaging to health as cigarette smoking. But if you handle that stress with a smoke break, they cancel each other out.

The chronic stress of a high-pressure job has been shown to double the risk of a heart attack.

About 1.7 million workplace violence incidents occur in the U.S. every year. 18,700 of them are committed by the victim's intimate partner.

An estimated 1 million workers are assaulted on the job every year in the U.S.

The U.S. Postal Service reported 500 cases of employees being violent toward supervisors in a recent span of 18 months, and an additional 200 cases of supervisors being violent toward employees in that same period.

In 1976, the typical CEO earned thirty-six times the salary of his average worker. Today, the average CEO makes 369 times what an average worker makes.

There were over 600 workplace homicides in the US in 2007.

One study suggests that Californians are more likely to be murdered at work that in a motor vehicle accident while commuting to work.

Almost 6,000 Americans (about 17 a per day) suffered fatal injuries on the job in 2006.

In 2004 survey, 17 percent of men said they had been sexually harassed on the job, but 60 percent of them did nothing about it.