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It Figures 10/04

Living arrangements, overseas outsourcing and more

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Employeesworked
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. CensusBureau

Executives spend nearly
75%
of their workdays plugged into a technology.
SOURCE: Esselte

31%
of employees use IM at work.
SOURCE: American ManagementAssociation/The ePolicy Institute

Offshore outsourcing will increase by
30%
to
40%
each year for the next five years.
SOURCE: McKinsey GlobalInstitute

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