Talking Points: Job Openings, CO2, Elections

Job Openings, CO2, Elections

In March of this year, there were 6.55 million job openings, and 6.59 million people claiming unemployment, meaning there is now a job opening for nearly every unemployed worker in America.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 8, 2018

Kate Middleton’s cost of delivering their third child in a private luxury room which included an “en suite” bathroom, a refrigerator, and a menu of nutritious meals, including a comprehensive wine list, was actually cheaper than the average cost of delivering a baby in the United States. Marketwatch, April 25, 2018

If the global shipping industry were a country, it would be the world’s sixth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Cargo ships now emit more CO2 each year than the entire nation of Germany. Quartz, April 17, 2018 

It appears that the 2018 mid-year elections will likely top $4 billion in total spending which is more than it cost to produce all 19 Marvel superhero movies. MarketWatch, May 11, 2018

Computer engineers now make up a quarter of Goldman Sachs’ workforce. CNBC, April 30, 2018

Trains carry 90% of North Korea’s cargo and 60% of its passenger traffic, but the system is in such a state of disrepair that the fastest train- which connects Pyongyang to the Chinese border, runs at only 28 miles per hour. The New York Times, May 10, 2018

“If you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything.” James Clear

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