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It Figures 10/04

Living arrangements, overseas outsourcing and more

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Employees worked

28%

fewer hours in 2004 than in 1999.

SOURCE: Esselte

28.8

MILLION

U.S. citizens live alone;

5.5

MILLION

U.S. households are occupied by unmarried partners.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

Executives spend nearly

75%

of their workdays plugged into a technology.

SOURCE: Esselte

31%

of employees use IM at work.

SOURCE: American Management Association/The ePolicy Institute

Offshore outsourcing will increase by

30%

to

40%

each year for the next five years.

SOURCE: McKinsey Global Institute

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