Happy Labor Day! I’ve labored this hard this year, so I’m looking forward to enjoying a day off and having fun with my family and friends. To those who celebrate labor day, I hope you are enjoying a day off too. And to those who are laboring today, here are some fun facts about Labor Day (and don’t work too hard!).
5 Fun Facts about Labor Day
- In 1894, President Grover Cleveland designated the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
- Today, Americans typically celebrate Labor Day with a backyard barbecues or picnics at the beach. Labor Day is also known for its end-of-summer sales.
- As of 2012, there were more than 155 million people in our nation’s labor force with 53% being men and 47% women.
- The average work commute is approximately 25 minutes.
- 13.4 million U.S. workers work at least one day a week from home.
Source: US Census Bureau
Happy Labor Day!
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