Monday, January 26, 2009

Lunch Time

The chart above shows the percentage of construction and food service workers on the job during each hour of the day, based on 2003-07 data from the American Time Use Survey. Note how the percentage of food service workers on the job (blue line) peaks at noon, just when the percentage of construction workers on the job (red line) plunges as they break for lunch.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics American Time Use Survey

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Avoiding the Doctor

Percentage of people aged 18 or older who have not visited the doctor in the past year, by health insurance coverage status, 2007...

Private health insurance: 17
No health insurance: 46