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Labor Day

Submitted by on September 5, 2011 – 9:37 am

Profile AmericaProfile America — Monday, September 5th. This is Labor Day — a time to honor the nation’s working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has added meaning this year because of the high unemployment rate. The first Labor Day was celebrated in September 1882 in New York City. By 1893, more than half the states were observing the occasion, and noting the first Monday in September as a national holiday became law in 1894. In the U.S., more than 153 million men and women are in the labor force. Just under 10 million are self-employed, while nearly 6 million work at home. About 5 percent hold down more than one job and 24 percent work more than 40 hours a week. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.

Sources: Chases’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 446
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 605, 609, 602
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2011edition.html
U.S. Census Bureau, Facts For Features, CB11-FF.16
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff16.html

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