By John Wagner, The Associated PressThe search for a good-paying job can be a long one.
But it’s also a great one if you can find one that pays well.
The AP’s Job Market Tracker analyzes a range of data and provides a snapshot of job trends over the past five years.
To make sense of it, we took a closer look at where Americans are spending their time and spending money, how they’re doing and where they are.
Here are a few of the most important things to know about the economy:How long do you spend at your desk?
We used the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlooks for 2018 to break down the average time spent at work and how much each employee spends.
(The bureau also breaks down its salary figures by occupation, but does not provide figures for hours spent at home.)
Here’s a look at what we found:While Americans spent more time at work in 2018 than at home in any year since 2008, they spent a smaller share of their time at home than in any other year since 2009.
That year, the share of Americans who spent less than 10 percent of their work time at their desk rose to 17 percent.
But the share at home rose to only 7 percent.
As you might expect, people spend more time in front of their computers and phones than at work, and the amount of time spent on those devices increased sharply in 2018.
Those spending more time on those screens rose from just over 10 percent in 2017 to 20 percent in 2018, the bureau said.
In 2018, Americans spent an average of 6 hours per day working at their computers.
In 2019, they averaged 7 hours.
And in 2020, they fell to 6.3 hours.
The amount of work each person does is a key indicator of their ability to earn a living.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis has a chart showing the percentage of workers who report being paid for their time.
(Here’s a more in-depth look.)
The median wage for a full-time worker is $25,100, and those with a college degree earn an average salary of $40,800.
And the median hourly wage is $12.10.
The share of workers earning more than $150,000 also rose in 2018 to 24.6 percent from 18.7 percent in 2019.
The share of people working part time increased to 16.5 percent in 2020 from 13.8 percent in 2015.
But the majority of workers reported they worked part time, and it wasn’t necessarily because they weren’t getting paid enough.
The bureau found that people who worked part-time had an average weekly wage of $9.70, while those who worked full- time earned $18.10 per week.
For all of the numbers in this story, we used the bureau’s 2018 data for the full year, which ends in May 2020.
The full year also has a 10-year lag.