PRB Topic Feed: Labor Force/Topics/LaborForce.aspxWho's Entering the U.S. Labor Force?Between 1998 and 2008, about 42 million people are expected to enter the labor force--and give it a new look.02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/WhosEnteringtheUSLaborForce.aspx21f7fa4b-153f-4837-a1f7-ac1b67e1edb1Traditional Families Account for Only 7 Percent of U.S. HouseholdsOnly 7 percent of all U.S. households consist of married couples with children in which only the husband works. 02/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TraditionalFamiliesAccountforOnly7PercentofUSHouseholds.aspx092af598-b1e9-4b2c-894f-877d54cb2ea1Record Number of Women in the U.S. Labor ForceOver the past 30 years, there have been dramatic changes in women's participation in the U.S. labor force. In 1970, about 43 percent of women ages 16 and older were in the labor force. By 2000, 61 percent of adult women were in the labor force. 02/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/RecordNumberofWomenintheUSLaborForce.aspxe71cb5da-59d2-4c94-b004-249052cc1950Obesity Epidemic a Threat to U.S. Military Personnel and National SecurityThe obesity epidemic in the United States affects public health and the labor market, but researchers suggest that obesity may also affect national security.09/19/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-obesity-military.aspxe59dd509-9cd9-46a6-89b1-ae1fc74a7d7d2007 Occupational Profiles Reveal Wide Gender, Racial Gaps in Science and Engineering EmploymentPRB has created a series of occupational profiles that highlight the uneven participation of women and minorities in the science and engineering labor force. 12/01/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/sloanoccupationpages.aspxe3558259-2300-4468-84cc-3f50b8024cf010 Years, 10 Key Findings About U.S. PopulationPRB's Population Bulletin, "U.S. Economic and Social Trends Since 2000," analyzes the last 10 years of economic and social trends in the United States. Here are 10 key findings about those last 10 years. 03/05/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/10findings.aspx91109053-5bc6-4725-b0df-a8e3d31907d1Are Population Pressures Creating a Fertile Ground for Conflict in the Middle East?As the campaign against terrorism focuses on extreme political and religious expression in many Middle East and North African countries, burgeoning populations and high unemployment, particularly among educated young men, are at least some of the factors gaining attention.10/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ArePopulationPressuresCreatingaFertileGroundforConflictintheMiddleEast.aspx5d07d70a-e63c-43ca-a571-69b45eebb0d3Going to Work: Americans' Commuting Patterns in 2000According to the latest census figures, lengthy commutes — and the issues associated with them — are not going away in the near future. Americans, on average, spent nearly 26 minutes commuting to their jobs in 2000, up from 22 minutes in 1990. 06/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/GoingtoWorkAmericansCommutingPatternsin2000.aspxf7fb07b1-4878-4c11-9a69-35d187af0b72Fact Sheet: Attaining the Demographic DividendMany countries in Asia and Latin America have experienced impressive economic growth over the last two decades, and these gains are due in part to demographic changes that have facilitated growth—the "demographic dividend." 11/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/demographic-dividend-factsheet.aspxf1d23d41-dcbb-4a20-b5cd-b9532b0839beRebounding Unions Target Service SectorThe strong U.S. economy has emboldened workers and their unions, which last year held their membership rate steady and added 266,000 to their ranks. To keep growing, unions must attract new members from different industries and different demographics.10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/ReboundingUnionsTargetServiceSector.aspxeb1733dd-1744-4209-821b-152253024002