This is the latest edition of the Google Trends newsletter, with a focus today on retirement age and blue collar jobs.

Retirement Age

Top questions on retirement age

past week, US

  1. What is the full retirement age?

  2. What is the retirement age for social security?

  3. What is the full retirement age for someone born in 1958?

  4. What is the full retirement age for someone born in 1959?

  5. What is the retirement age in US?

Top searched “retirement age in…”

past week, US

  1. Retirement age in US

  2. Retirement age in California

  3. Retirement age in Texas

  4. Retirement age in France

  5. Retirement age in Florida

Top searched politicians on retirement age

past week, US

  1. Nikki Haley on retirement age

  2. Trump on retirement age

  3. DeSantis on retirement age

  4. Biden on retirement age

  5. Obama views on retirement age

Blue Collar Jobs

  • US search interest in “blue collar jobs” is currently higher than ever; Oklahoma and Kansas are the top states searching them over the past year

  • Agriculture and landscaping are the top trending industries searched with manual labor over the past year in the US

  • “gray collar jobs” and “gold collar jobs” are the top trending “…collar jobs” over the past year in the US

  • oil rig jobs” are the top trending “blue collar” jobs in the US over the past year, and reached a 5 year high during the first week of January 2024

  • trade school” is being searched more than ever before in the US this month; Wyoming and Nevada are the top states searching it

GRAPH: While US search interest in “public university” is historically higher than that of “trade school”, the two have been nearly tied over the past five years

Top trending “are…blue collar”

past year, US

  1. Are truckers blue collar?

  2. Are EMTs blue collar?

  3. Are delivery drivers blue collar?

  4. Are welders blue collar?

  5. Are nurses blue collar?

Top trending types of trade schools

past year, US

  1. Automobile technician trade school

  2. Ultrasound tech trade school

  3. Computer trade school

  4. Cosmetology trade school

  5. Diesel mechanic trade school

Top searched blue collar job salaries

past year, US

  1. Electrician salary

  2. HVAC technician salary

  3. Welder salary

  4. Wind turbine technician salary

  5. Plumber salary


Daily Quiz Answer

% of both topics search interest combined

Answer: Freaky Tales

Simon Rogers

Data Editor, Google@smfrogers

With Katie Seaton and Sabrina Elfarra

 

Retirement Age •Blue Collar Jobs •January2024

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