employment

Portion of businesses that expect to lay off employees in the next 12 months:

Private companies: 22%

Public companies: 39%

 

Share of businesses that expect to add employees in the next 12 months:

Private companies: 51%

Public companies: 30%

Deloitte


Productivity

Annual profit earned per employee at privately held companies:

Top three contributors to recent productivity gains, according to companies:

1. Improvements to business processes

2. Technological improvements

3. More hours worked by employees

Sageworks; Deloitte


Young Entrepreneurs

Share of Millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) who have started or would like to start a business: 54%

Of those, the portion who plan to open a business this year: 11%

Kauffman Foundation; Young Invincibles;
Lake Research Partners; Bellwether Research


Business Travel

The projected average domestic airfare in 2012: $487 (a 5 percent increase from 2011)

Global Business Travel Association


Public Opinion

Portion of Americans who have a favorable opinion of:

Public Affairs Council