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Do you live in a state where your college football coach is the highest-paid state employee? Chances are that you do. According to Deadspin, college coaches were recently the highest paid state employees in 39 of the 50 states — the football coach in 26, the basketball coach in 12, and a tie between the football and basketball coach in Minnesota.

It's no surprise that all of the leading salaries are in football and men's basketball, the so-called revenue sports that support many of the other intercollegiate programs. While football coaches have most of the top slots, a basketball coach tops them all. Here are the top twelve earners per USA Today, in arguable order as different sources list different income values.

Mike Krzyzewski, $7.3 million – The face of Duke University sports, "Coach K" has won five NCAA men's basketball titles, including one in 2015. (NOTE: Louisville Basketball coach Rick Pitino is not on this list after last year's self-imposed NC...

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The total civilian labor force is slightly over 159 million people, according to the July 2016 Employment Bulletin from the BLS. 151.5 million of the labor force is currently employed, while 7.8 million are unemployed. 123.6 million of those employed are full-time workers. Hopefully, you are one of them.

Do you think you are an average Joe or Jane when it comes to your participation in this labor force? To find out, test your "averageness" against some of these statistics available from Gallup and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

  • Earnings – According to the BLS, the most recent median weekly earnings for full-time employees (second quarter of 2016) was $824, or $42,848 over the full 52-week year. Medians are used for this data, meaning that half of the workers earn above this mark and half earn below this mark. Extremely high earners would skew the data upward if averages were used.

    The gender gap is still significant, wit...

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Donald Trump likes to claim he will bring jobs back to America, but if you look at what he has actually done in the real world, it tells a very sinister story if you are truly someone that cares about bringing jobs back.

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Are you familiar with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)? If so, you probably associate the BLS with either jobs and unemployment reports, or statistics quoted by politicians (sometimes incorrectly or out of context) who want to make a point. However, the BLS contains a treasure trove of other useful statistics and functions of which you are probably not aware.

For example, if you are entering college and have not decided on a professional career path, or are in the middle of a midlife career switch, you may want to consult the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). The OOH is a searchable database that contains information on over 500 careers, from accountants to zoologists.

Careers may be sorted and analyzed in five categories: average pay (2012 reference), number of projected new jobs from 2012-2022, entry-level educational requirements, growth rate of the...

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