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Employment of 25-54 yrs vs 55 and over: 2004-2008

Building on Employment of Young vs Old graph, this week I am comparing of the number of employed 25-54 year olds to number of workers above 55. The top graph is the ratio of 25-54 year olds employed for everyone over 55 employed. The second graph shows just the total number employed by age. {Click on the image to take a closer look}

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Employment of Young vs Old: 2004-2008

Inspired by last week's graph on Job Loss by Age, I created this 5 year comparison of the number of employed 16-17 year olds to number of workers above 75. There are two methods for measuring 16-17 year olds: not seasonally adjusted and seasonally adjusted which removes the effects of events like summer employment that follow a more or less regular pattern each year. {Click on the image to take a closer look}

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Highest Paid American Athletes 2007

In honor of the Super Bowl, I am posting Sports Illustrated's Fortunate 50 top-earning American athletes (earnings include salary, winnings, bonuses, and endorsements). However, only one of the players in today's game made the list, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, Rank: 47. 

Income of United States, Japan, India, China, and Indonesia since 1500

I found a nice table of this data on SportsColumn.com. Salaries are based on current or most recently completed seasons (exception: 2007 for NFL). For winnings-based sports (auto racing, golf, tennis), 2006 calendar year amounts used.

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President Bush's 2005 income

From the AP via ABC News

President Bush reported adjusted gross income of $735,180 for last year, on which he paid $187,768 in federal taxes, according to the president's return released Friday by the White House.

 

The White House also released the 2005 tax return filed by Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne. According to the return, the Cheneys have overpaid their taxes this year and are entitled to a refund of about $1.9 million. Their adjusted gross income was about $8.82 million.

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I compared the incomes reported in this story to the Excel file (Table A6: Column S, Column U) produced by Emmanual Saez and Thomas Piketty. At $735,180 the Bushes' income would be in the Top 0.5% of all income in the United States. While the Cheneys' income of $8,820,000 place them in the Top 0.01%

 

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