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2018 Projected Global Wage Growth

12 Jan

In this post, we look at 2018 projected global wage growth. Why?

For many (most) of us, salary/wage data acts as a useful tool. With such data, we can better judge our value to the company and for our job sector. As these links show:

 

2018 Projected Global Wage Growth

In 2018, wage growth will be mixed. And this goes for the United States and other OECD countries. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development consists of 35 nations. As it states, its mission “promotes policies that improve economic and social well-being of people around the world.”

Recently, Statista summarized the results of research on OECD wages in 2018 [NOTE: the wage projections reflect the impact of inflation. This results in the real rate of change. In the U.S., we measure real wages by studying both wages and the consumer price index.]:

“In analyzing OECD data, London-based Trades Union Congress (TUC) prepared forecasts for wage growth in developed economies for 2018. And it’s good news for a number of Eastern European nations. With Hungary, Latvia, and Poland expected to see the largest increases at 4.9, 4.1, and 3.8 percent.”

“But tougher times await those in the soon-to-be-divorced U.K. In that case, real wages will shrink by 0.7 percent. The U.S. appears on the positive side of the chart. A 1.2 percent real jump upwards is predicted.”

As we can learn from the Statista chart shown below.

  • For 2018, TUC offers wage projections for 32 OECD countries.
  • Of those 32 countries, 28 will have real wage growth in 2018.
  • However, TUC projects that just six OECD countries will show wage growth of at least 3 percent in 2018.
  • In 2018, the U.S. will rank 13th of the 32 nations for wage growth.
  • Besides in the U.K., wages will decline in Spain and Italy. And they will be flat in Switzerland.

 
2018 Projected Global Wage Growth - Statista chart
 

What Do You Know About Selfies?

25 Jul

What do you know about selfie behavior — other than that there are many unusual (“strange”) selfies displayed on social media?

According to Isabel von Kessel, reporting for Statista:

“Nearly 52 percent of selfies taken are about appearance, the Georgia Institute of Technology found in a study. The idea behind the research was to understand how people give statements on their identity by taking and posting selfies. To obtain the data, the institute analyzed 2.5 million selfie posts on Instagram and assigned them to 14 different categories.”

“Accordingly, photos about appearance were two times more popular than the other categories combined and most often depict the photographer’s makeup, clothes, lips, or other individual features. Similarly prevalent are selfies about the person’s ethnicity or nationality, accounting for 13 percent within the study. The researchers interpreted this as an indication of the person’s pride in his or her ethnic background. In general, women (59%) take more selfies than men (41%).”

 

Infographic: Selfies Are All About Appearance | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

 

What Magazines Have the Most Instagram Followers?

21 Jul

Here are the magazines that are doing the best on Instagram. Interestingly, National Geographic leads!!

The chart below was developed by Statista, based on a wide variety of data on magazines and social media compiled by Magazine Media 360.

 

Infographic: Photo-Centric Magazines Are Doing Well on Instagram | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

 

Top All-Time YouTube Videos

19 Jul

For years, Psy (“Gangnam Style”) had the most popular video on YouTube. But now, there is a  new YouTube champion: Wiz Khalifa (“See You Again”).

As reported by Niall McCarthy for Statista:

“Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s ‘See You Again’ has overtaken Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to become the most popular music video on YouTube. The South Korean megahit took the site by storm five years ago, amassing a whopping 2,147,483,647 views and breaking the website’s play counter. Written for the movie Furious 7 and playing during the end credits as a tribute to late actor Paul Walker, ‘See You Again’ was the best-selling song worldwide in 2015 and had 2 billion YouTube views by last September [2016]. It has now powered past ‘Gangnam Style’ with 2,901,258,827 views at the time of writing compared to the K-pop song’s 2,896,057,465.”

“It’s reign as the most-viewed video on YouTube is likely to be short lived, however. Puerto Rican hit Despacito,’ by Luis Fonsi has gotten 2.5 billion views in six months and it isn’t slowing down. By comparison, Khalifa and Puth’s song got one billion views in its first six months. Looking at the overall top-10 most played YouTube videos of all time, Justin Bieber comes third with ‘Sorry’ collecting 2.64 billion views. Taylor Swift has two videos in the top 10. ‘Shake It Off’ comes 6th with 2.25 billion views while ‘Blank Space’ comes 10th, having been played 2.10 billion times.”
 
Here are the top ten from Statista.

Infographic: Psy Dethroned: Wiz Khalifa Is The New King Of YouTube | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

 

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