Which Work-Related Terms Do We Search for on Google?

What’s on people’s minds when it comes to their work lives? We looked to Google trends data for insights.

We visualized 12 years of data for the terms “job satisfaction,” vacation days,” and “work hours.” Here are the results:

As you can see, the number of searches for the term “work hours” has drastically increased since 2006. It’s no secret that Americans work more than their counterparts around the world—consider the French, who get at least five weeks off each year, mon Dieu—but why the spike since 2006? If you know the answer, please share in the comments below.

Curious to see which other terms workers around the world concerned about? Explore the data using the visualization below. You’ll find some unique searches—for instance, there’s a surprising amount of interest in presidential vacation days!

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