Monday, December 04, 2006

Interesting Facts of the Day

Fact 1: Agriculture accounts for only 20% of India's output, but it employs 60% of the country's workers.

Fact 2: The last time that 60% of the U.S. labor force worked on farms was around 1850.

Fact 3: Current percent of the US workforce in farming: 1.5% (2.21 million farm workers out of 145.3 million total employment).

Fact 4: The tractor was one of the greatest labor-saving inventions in history, and reduced labor requirements by almost 2 million farm workers and 23 million draft animals in the US.

1 Comments:

At 12/04/2006 12:22 PM, Anonymous Bob Wright said...

From the 12/01/06 WSJ:

"... each year the U.S. produces roughly $1 trillion of intellectual property - 40% of the world total. It is our primary export in the global marketplace."

 

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