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Pandemic hotspots, vulnerable workers: New York, New Jersey & Florida

Posted by Hamilton Galloway and Edward Cone on Mar 30, 2020 1:48:51 PM

Three of the most populous states, including hard-hit New York, have aging healthcare workforces that may be more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The healthcare workforces of New York, New Jersey, and Florida skew older than national averages, including more workers over 60 years old a key group at risk for coronavirus. New York is the US epicenter for the pandemic, neighboring New Jersey is another early hotspot, and Florida’s caseload is growing rapidly.

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Topics: Economic impact, United States, Health, Economic forecasting, Economic risk, Workplace, Global economy, Coronavirus

How well are you living? Take the quiz – discover how a good sleep is 4x more important than pay

Posted by Oxford Economics on Nov 3, 2017 3:22:18 PM

How closely linked is your disposable income to your overall wellness? Does sleep impact your quality of life? What about spending time outdoors or chatting with your neighbours? Our daily experiences and interactions impact our lives and wellness. But it’s not always so clear how to define and measure them.

In our latest research, we explore those questions and more, partnering with Sainsbury’s as we quantify, analyse, and track what it means to live well.

We asked more than 8,000 people to tell us how they’re living – from their relationships with partners, family and friends, to whether they own their own home, how secure they feel in their finances and jobs and much more. In the coming years, we will track how these factors change and impact our lives, creating the Sainsbury’s Living Well Index.

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Topics: HR, Talent, and labour, Global surveys, United Kingdom, Wellness, Health

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