Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chart of FLSA Claims by Year - It's a New Record!

Wage and hour claims are on the rise! Life, Inc. reports in Growing Number of Workers Complain About Being Shortchanged. The article includes numbers from Seyfarth Shaw and a bar chart of FLSA claims by year - but I like line charts, so:

You may have noticed that the data point on the right, above 2012, is the highest part on the chart. You know what that means? It's a new record! (assuming, which I think we can, there are no pre-1996 points that are higher). Also, you don't need an advanced degree in calendar-ology to know that 2012 isn't even close to over yet.

HT: Rich Meneghello via Twitter.

The raw data:

1996: 1558
1997: 1633
1998: 1562
1999: 1717
2000: 1854
2001: 1961
2002: 2035
2003: 4055
2004: 3426
2005: 3464
2006: 4389
2007: 6786
2008: 5302
2009: 5644
2010: 6081
2011: 7006
2012: 7064