Noncompetes by the numbers

Here are five key numbers about noncompetes to know:

Almost 30 million. The amount of American workers that have noncompete provisions in their contract, according to an Oct. 4 report from U.S. News & World Report

$300 billion. The amount American wages could increase by year with a noncompete provision, the Federal Trade Commission estimates, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

37% to 45%. The percentage of physicians affected by noncompete clauses, according to a report from the American Medical Association. 

6. The number of states where noncompetes are banned

About 87%. The percentage of physicians that support the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompetes, according to a March poll conducted by Doximity of 4,853 practicing physicians.

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