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Chart: The Ten Most Common Jobs In America as of 2013

Check out the chart below of the highest jobs by employment status in the United States as of May 2013.

Chart: The Ten Most Common Jobs In America as of 2013

The chart depicts a bar graph of various fields of employment ranging from retail sales persons to custodial positions. It indicates various aspects of employment based in millions. Indicating which jobs which employ the most. The median indicator classified clerical, registered nurses, waiters and waitresses and customer service representatives. Based on the chart as of 2013 the job with the highest number of workers was “retail sales persons.” Whereas the lowest employment would include janitors and cleaners with the exception of maids and housekeeping.

Chart: Wages for the Ten Most Common Jobs In America May 2013

Registered nurses do more than tend to patients and care for the sick; they also know how to throw off the curve. Nurses make, on average, more than $30,000 a year more than the next common occupation, nearly double what secretaries earn.

Chart: Wages for the Ten Most Common Jobs In America May 2013

As you can see from the above chart when nursing is clumped in with the nine other most common occupations, this skews the data, making the average of all workers look much higher than it actually is.

With nurses’ salaries in the mix, the annual mean wage is actually $10,000 more than the highest wage of secretaries and administrative assistants, who are the next highest earners. The disparity between the wages of nurses and the other of the ten most common professions in the United States shows that, while nurses may be a large and not unusual workforce, what they bring home at the end of the day sets them far apart from their peers.

Chart: Offshore Profits Avoid IRS Reach

The chart indicates the quantity of offshore profits accumulated by large companies. The companies are grouped into technological companies and other. According to the table on the upper left, the company with the most offshore profits was General Electric, which gained about one hundred and ten billion dollars accumulated through deals outside of the US. General Electric was followed by Microsoft, Pfizer and Merck, respectively. The company that had made the least in offshore profits was Oracle with thirty three billion dollars.

Offshore Profits Avoid IRS Reach
Image via Bloomberg

The technological companies that had made the most through offshore holdings are Microsoft, Apple and IBM, respectively. These companies managed to generate between fifty and seventy billion dollars in profits in the year 2013. The graph depicting their earnings is located in the top right hand corner of the image. All companies experienced steady gains for a period of over three years.

In the bottom left hand corner, there is a diagram indicating the twenty two most successful companies in terms of overseas profits. General Electric, again was the leader with one hundred and ten billion in overseas profits and Myers-Squibb held the lowest profits (according to the table) with overseas profits of twenty-four billion dollars.

The bottom right table indicates that there were two hundred and eight five companies which also dealt in offshore ventures. Together, these companies have amassed an estimated nine hundred and sixty three billion dollars in overseas profits. This information was given courtesy of the Standard and Poor 500 index.

Chart: Poverty Rate Was Falling Until War on Poverty Began

This chart points out one of the interesting things about the poverty level in the US-it has not always decreased since the War on Poverty started.

Poverty Rate Was Falling Until War on Poverty Began

Part of the issue is that less of American’s yearly income is protected from income tax. Another issue is that wealthy people are paying less of a percentage on taxes of their income. But the primary reason may well be that wages have not kept up with inflation in most jobs.

Americans like to harken back to the days when they were younger, and prices seemed less, without figuring inflation into the mix. But along with prices inflation, there has not always been a sufficient growth in wages in many jobs. The minimum wage of $1.35 an hour in 1972 projects to be $7.66 in 2013-about where the minimum wage is today. Working people who earn the minimum wage today are not receiving any more real wages than they did receive in 1972.

Chart: U.S. Companies are Lending Billions of Offshore Dollars to the Government

Check out the chart below that displays an informative graph regarding money lended to the government, via offshore bank accounts.

Companies are lending offshore money to the government

In general, an offshore account is used to evade some type of government scrutiny. The irony being however that, Apple Inc., based on the graph, lends over to $40 billion to the government. The graph may also represent some entity that specialized in currency conversion for the sake of garnering a higher return on investment.

If Apple Inc. decided to invest U.S. dollars in an offshore acct, it could probably be doing so with the expectation that the U.S. Dollar can be converted to a particular currency which makes considerable gains against the Dollar. Likewise, when those gains begin to erode, it could be a valuable move to invest that money in a domestic source. In the aforementioned case: the U.S. government.