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By the numbers

The daily grind

Love it or hate it, Americans will spend much of their lives working, with some careers spanning 40 years. With a nod to Harper's Index, we decided to pay homage to those who toil 9 to 5 and beyond. – Compiled by Globe correspondent Laura Finaldi

By the numbers...
48
Percentage of Boston workers surveyed who say they need coffee to get through the work day.

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19
Percentage of those workers who must have at least three cups a day

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10th
Boston's rank on a list of the worst cities for traffic.

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32
Number of hours Massachusetts drivers are projected to waste in traffic this year.

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46
Percentage of Boston residents who drive to work.

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17
Percentage of Boston residents who take the subway to work.

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1.4
Percentage of Boston residents who bike to work.

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3.3
Percentage of Boston workers who say they work from home.

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39
Percentage of employees who usually eat lunch at their desks.

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28
Percentage of employees who “seldom, if ever” take lunch breaks.

Reuters

More than 12
Number of jobs today's college graduates are expected to have over the span of their careers.

Associated Press

91
Percentage of Millennials, born between 1977 and 1997, who expect to stay in a job for less than three years.

Associated Press

9 out of 10
Number of state college graduates who remain in Massachusetts after graduation.

Associated Press

Candidates in their 30s
Easiest age group for recruiters to find new jobs for.

Associated Press

$1.4 million
Lifetime earnings’ difference between an engineering major and a liberal arts major.

Associated Press

$14,980
Average annual cost of full-time infant childcare in Massachusetts, the highest in the nation.

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$54,000
Average individual 401(k) balance for ages 55 to 64.

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About 300
Number of drinks Brandy Pete's, a bar downtown with a large investment clientele, sells on an average weekday.

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656
Number of drinks Brandy Pete's sold on Sept. 20, 2012, when the Dow Jones industrial average closed near a five-year high of 13,596.93.

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SOURCES: CareerBuilder, INRIX, 2010 Census Summary File 1, 2010 American Community Survey five-year Summary File, Right Management, Future Workplace, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, Bullhorn, American Community Survey, Child Care Aware of America, Federal Reserve 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, Brandy Pete’s

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