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Reproduced from Ladders Inc.; Note: Data includes jobs with annual salaries of $80,000 or more; Chart: Axios Visuals

More and more jobs that can be done from your bedroom are showing up on the high-paying end of the help-wanted spectrum, according to research by Ladders Inc., a job search site.

Why it matters: There's the potential for greater work-life balance for executives and others in the high-earning realm — and there's more hope of the same for people who aspire to that echelon.

Driving the news: Ladders — which specializes in jobs that pay more than $100,000 annually but included jobs of $80,000 or more in this research — said remote jobs rose to 14.67% of all high-paying listings in the U.S. and Canada in Q3 2021, up from 12.80% in Q2 2021.

  • The number was 3.69% in the pre-pandemic days of Q4 2019.
  • There are now more than 30,000 high-paying remote jobs available in the U.S. and Canada, according to Ladders.

Details: Some industries added eye-popping increases in the percentage of high-paying remote jobs. These figures were from the first nine months of 2021:

  • Finance and insurance: 2,062%
  • Legal and accounting: 1,995%
  • Retail and consumer goods: 1,651%
  •  Aerospace: 1,341%
  • Media: 1,280%

What they're saying: “The commute from your bedroom is here to stay,” Marc Cenedella, CEO of Ladders, said in a statement. “This is not a fad."

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Record number of U.S. workers quit their jobs in August

New government jobs data released Tuesday helps paint a clearer picture of the impact the Delta variant had on the stalled jobs recovery in August. In a nutshell, more people quit their jobs, and companies pulled back on job openings.

Why it matters: The number of new jobs created in August (366,000) was a stark slowdown from July’s 1 million — and a reality check for investors and economists.

The new cold war panic

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The world has seen a power struggle between nuclear powers before, and has seen those countries inch closer to military conflict. But it's never before seen a cold war between two countries as interconnected — with each other and with the rest of the globe — as the U.S. and China.

Why it matters: Escalating antagonism between the world's two superpowers is likely to hinder global cooperation to fight climate change, divert resources to costly arms and tech races, complicate diplomacy for U.S. allies, and victimize Chinese and American citizens living in each other's countries.

Parkland shooting victims' families settle suit with school district

A makeshift memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2020. Photo: Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Families and survivors of a 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., reached a $25 million settlement in their lawsuit against the Broward County school district Monday, per the South Florida SunSentinel.

Why it matters: The deal was reached in the suit over the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High after the school district won a Florida Supreme Court ruling that could have capped damages at $300,000 in total without approval from the state legislature, AP notes.

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