Posts

The most dangerous jobs in the United States

Image
This week we take a look at the most dangerous jobs in the United States.  There were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2019, a 2% increase from the 5,250 in 2018, according to new data  from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of fatal work injuries remained unchanged at 3.5 per 100,000 workers. On average, a worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019. The most common workplace deaths were related to transportation, with transportation accidents accounting for more than 2,100 work-related deaths, while the second-most common workplace fatalities involved falls slips, and trips. Here’s a look at the 10 most dangerous jobs in the United States, based on BLS data: 10. Ground maintenance workers  Fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers: 19.8 Total fatal injuries: 229 9

US Presidential Election Spending by candidate over the years

Image
This week we take a look at the cost behind the US presidential election campaigns.  As you can see on the graphs, adjusted for inflation, the cost of campaigning for both presidential candidates was stagnant between 1980 and 2000. To win the 2004 election, George W. Bush spent more than $500 million (adjusted for inflation), which was the most expensive campaign in history at the time and double the amount of any other previous campaign. The record didn't last long, as in 2008, Barack Obama spent a whopping $920 million and set the bar for the elections to come.  According to  Investopedia , "even when adjusted for inflation, the amount of money it takes to become the president has increased more than 250-fold from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump." The 2020 Presidential Election was by far the most expensive one. Joe Biden smashed Obama's 2008 record and spent more than $1 billion, while Trump's c