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It Figures 09/03

How well employees get along with their co-workers, best U.S. locations for retail operations and more

46%
of U.S. adults surveyed said they had responded to direct mail within the past 30 days.
SOURCE: Vertis

15%
of U.S. companies use electronic pay stubs.
SOURCE: TALX Corp.

Excluding children's books, only
8%
of new books are purchased online.
SOURCE: Ipsos-Insight

58%
of workers say they like their co-workers;
71%
have attended at least one major event in a co-worker's life, such as a wedding or funeral.
SOURCE: The Conference Board, At-A-Glance

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
WHAT ARE THE BEST AREAS FOR RETAIL? California boasts six of the best metropolitan areas for retail in the nation, based on employment growth, vacancies in retail sectors, personal income, new home construction and rental growth.

Source: Marcus & Millichap's National Retail Index

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This article was originally published in the September 2003 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: It Figures 09/03.

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